GEMMA – European Master in Gender and Women Studies

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Unibo structure involved: Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - LILEC
Scientific manager: Rita Monticelli

Unibo Team:
Cristina Gamberi (Programme Tutor)
Maria Cristina Falcaro (Administrative Tutor)
Francesco Cattani (Tutor)
Professors/Lecturers: Roberto Balzani, Angela Balzano, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Patrizia Caraffi, Maria Pia Casalena, Francesco Cattani, Lilla Maria Crisafulli, Michael Gottlieb Dallapiazza, Carla Faralli, Carlotta Farese, Zelda Alice Franceschi, Gilberta Golinelli, Irene Graziani, Valentina Greco, Gabriella Imposti, Eugenio Maggi, Lara Michelacci, Rita Monticelli, Elena Musiani, Paolo Pirillo, Gino Scatasta, Paola Scrolavezza, Alessandro Zironi.

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Erasmus+ Action type: KA1 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
Project reference: 610564-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB

Start Date: 31-10-2019
End Date: 30-10-2025

For the whole project Total:  € 4.532.000,00

Coordinator: Universidad De Granada (ES)
Kozep-Europai Egyetem – Central European University (HU - AU)
Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita’ Di Bologna (IT)
Uniwersytet Lodzki (PL)
Universiteit Utrecht (NL)
Universidad De Oviedo (ES)
University of York (UK)

GEMMA is a joint transnational interdisciplinary programme that provides high quality academic education and professional skills for students who intend to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. It collects our best offers from the humanities, social sciences and health sciences, making it attractive to students worldwide and offering a wide range of options and combinations. GEMMA is a programme of excellence supported by the European Commission, which has been selected as an Erasmus Mundus Master Degree for four consecutive times (in 2006, 2011, 2017 and 2018). GEMMA is the first Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe, taught by a consortium formed by 7 prestigious European universities. It counts on an extensive network of associate partners, including 16 associate academic partners from North, Central and South America and Europe, and 29 industrial partners from different areas (women’s studies research and promotion institutions, public administration organisms, companies and enterprise networks, feminist activist organizations and NGOs, academic and cultural networks and publishers). One of GEMMA's main missions is to train much needed gender experts who will be able to contribute to gender equality and equity, taking into account the intersections of ethnicity, race, class, age and sexuality and contributing to rethink the idea of citizenship. GEMMA is a unique Master Degree as it brings together approaches to feminisms from all cardinal points in Europe. Created as a result of the concerted efforts of universities together within ATHENA STN, the GEMMA Consortium represents the harmonization of seven different institutions from seven European countries: Univ. of Granada (coordinator), Univ. of Bologna, Univ. of Lodz, Univ. of Oviedo, Central European University (Budapest – Vienna), Univ. of Utrecht and University of York. GEMMA is thus the fine tuning of North European, South European and Central European higher education institutions where Women’s and Gender studies is one of the main issue in their postgraduate offer. Master Length: 4 semesters, 2 years full-time  ECTS: 120 (30 per semester). The programme is divided into four semesters as follows: 1st semester (30 ECTS): Core Cluster (same at all Consortium institutions), taken at Home University, and organized around three modules: Feminist History; Feminist Theory; Feminist Methodology. 2nd semester (30 ECTS): Elective courses to be completed at Home University, specific to each institution. 3rd Semester (30 ECTS): Elective courses to be completed at the Mobility University, specific to each institution. This is a mandatory mobility period that might include internships and intensive summer schools. 4th semester (30 ECTS): Master’s thesis preparation, submission and defence, at either Home or Mobility university. It may include optional internship. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are awarded to students who come from a partner country (Non EU). In order to be accepted, candidates, either applying as scholarship holders or as self-financed, have to pass a process of competitive international selection by the GEMMA consortium. The official languages used at the partner universities are Spanish, English and Italian. At the end of their studies, GEMMA students obtain a double degree, issued by the two institutions where they have conducted their studies. Students who attend GEMMA at UNIBO (either as Home or Mobility) obtain also the M.A Degree in Modern, Post-Colonial and Comparative Literatures.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union