36 months
30200 AUD/year
12433 AUD/year
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Gender and Sexuality Studies at Deakin University provides a structured interdisciplinary programme for studying sex, gender and sexuality, drawing on local knowledges and histories, while also situating these ideas in their global context.   

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Gender and Sexuality Studies provides an analytical approach to the significance of sex, gender and sexuality in many parts of our lives and the important roles they often play in how we understand ourselves and the structures we live in.  

In art and literature, popular culture and the media, politics and the law, marketing and advertising, health and wellbeing, the economics of family life and work, our public identities and intimate lives, sex, gender and sexuality are prominent features of contemporary and historical life. 

Through an integrated study of local experiences and transnational  flows of knowledge and influences, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Deakin provides students with an understanding of key forces which shape our understandings and lived experiences of gender and sexuality, both as cultural phenomena and as embodied practices.  

In particular, the Gender and Sexuality Studies at Deakin University emphasizes the intersectional dimensions of gender and sexuality, addressing questions of class, citizenship, ethnicity, race, religion, ability and geographical location.  


The prominence of sex, gender and sexuality in our lives means that developing a strong historical and critical understanding of sex, gender and sexuality will be of use for people working in a wide variety of vocations, especially those which focus on working with and understanding people and the complex social structures that we live in. 

Gender and Sexuality Studies helps prepare students to work as researchers, writers and creative practitioners. The Major will help people working within many different areas such as the law, criminology, social policy, community development, archives and museums, social work, education, psychology, marketing and healthcare to develop specialist knowledge of sex, gender and sexuality which they can apply within their specific vocational settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sex and Gender: Ideas That Changed the World
  • Histories of Sex and Gender
  • Cultural Studies of Sex and Gender
  • Theories of Sex and Gender
  • Sex and Gender in the British Empire 
  • Crime, Victims and Justice 
  • Sociology of Health
  • Love, Sex and Relationships
  • Gender, Sex and Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
  • Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
  • CRICOS code: 012762C   

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30200 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    12433 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12433 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National - Commonwealth Supported Place 

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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