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Research Master's Programs - Gender and development 2019-2021


Modality: face-to-face


This master's degree aims to strengthen spaces for production, reflection and transmission of knowledge about gender inequalities in Latin American societies and their manifestations in institutions, practices and social identities.

Who is it for?

People interested in research on gender inequalities at their intersections with other power lines in social and political spaces and practices in Ecuador and Latin America. Professionals of the Social Sciences and Humanities involved in the formulation and design of gender equity policies in the region.

Occupational field

The people who take this master's degree can be successfully incorporated into the academic world as teachers and researchers. In addition, they can be inserted in development activities and social policies promoted by the public sector at the sectional and national levels, as well as in the work of non-governmental organizations and international organizations.

Curriculum structure

In order to get a Master’s degree, students must complete 64 credits in total, divided in:

  • 12 courses of four credits each with a total of 48 credits
  • A research workshop of twelve credits
  • 4 credits for the production and presentation of the master's thesis.
Class schedule
Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some courses can be taught from Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 09h00.



    Formación general
    Teoría social
    Teorías del desarrollo
    Teoría feminista

    Metodológica Género, globalización y desarrollo
    Género, cultura y poder
    Construcción social de la sexualidad
    Género y políticas públicas
    Articulaciones de género, raza y clase

    Área metodológica
    Instrumentos de análisis cualitativo
    Instrumentos de análisis cuatitativo

    Talleres de tesis Taller de tesis I, II y III

    Optativas del programa** Género y derechos humanos
    La construcción social de las masculinidades
    Género y economía
    Diversidades sexuales y ciudadanía
    Movimientos de mujeres en América Latina

    * Certain matters might be subject to changes. 
    ** The students in addition can choose for the set of courses that offer FLACSO's different educational programs.

    Lines of investigation

    • Globalization, migrations and inequalities
    • Historical and political sociology
    • Gender, development and citizenship

    Admission requirements

        • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certification by a duly certified higher education institution.
        • Ability to read and understand texts in English.
        • Have the means to finance the studies and study them with due dedication.
        • Completion of an academic aptitude exam.
        • Comply with all the specific requirements of the teaching program to which you apply and those indicated in the 'Application process' section of the online application form.

            Entry Process

            All applicants will enter a selection process. Through the website:, applicants must complete the application online, attach all required documentation and send it to FLACSO Ecuador. Selected applicants will be interviewed by FLACSO professors.

            Stipend scholarships and financial assistance

            FLACSO Ecuador has a scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted into its Master's programs. The policy is shaped by criteria of academic performance and by the socio-economic situation of the applicants.


            • Application Deadline: until May 31, 2019
            • Entrance exam: June 15 (saturday)
            • Interviews to preselected: from June 24 to July 5
            • Admission information: July 18
            • Admission decisions: August 15
            • Registration period: from September 19 to October 3
            • Extraordinary registrations: October 4 to 18
            • First day of classes: October 21, 2019