Post-graduate diploma programme

The GEST post-graduate diploma programme (30 ECTS) is hosted by the University of Iceland, within the School of Humanities. The University of Iceland ranks amongst the top 300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list of the best global universities. The University uses ECTS credit system where 60 ECTS credits amount to one year of full time study. The GEST diploma is 30 ECTS post-graduate programme. Studies commence in early January and the programme ends in late May each year. The programme consists of six  teaching modules, taught by leading experts in their respective fields. Successful candidates are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in International Gender Equality Studies.

The overall goal of the programme is to educate and train women and men from developing countries and conflict/post-conflict societies in gender equality methods and theories and to strengthen their professional capacities for advancing and implementing gender sensitive projects in their home countries. The programme’s curriculum builds upon scholarship in gender equality and on development studies incorporating major interdisciplinary agenda, on intellectual debates and on recent methodological practices.

The target group for the GEST diploma programme consists of junior professionals from developing countries and post-conflict societies working for government ministries and agencies, civil society organisations and educational institutes.