Gender & Women's Studies

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

Designed for students with no previous exposure to women's studies, this certificate offers a survey into issues and themes in the field. The program invites you to explore the lives and experiences of women, historically and cross-culturally, and to critically examine the social, political and economic institutions that shape women's lives.

Who can take it?

Students applying to this certificate must have completed two years of university studies or equivalent.

This certificate is open to the following applicants:

  1. current York students, or
  2. new applicants to York.

How to apply

Certificate information can be found on the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies website.

  1. If you are a current York student, contact the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies to find out about admissibility requirements and the application process.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate inquiry to the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, as noted in item 1 above.
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