Certification in Gender and Equality
Delivered jointly by the Sciences Po’s Gender Studies Programme - PRESAGE and the Sciences Po Undergraduate College, the Certification in Gender and Equality allows Bachelor students to enhance their skills on issues related to gender, and to address inequalities and discrimination between women and men.
Designed as a multidisciplinary introduction to gender studies, the Certification in Gender and Equality of the Sciences Po Undergraduate College combines instruction and the Civic Learning Program with the completion of the following steps:
- Validation of a gender studies course in the first year (semester 2)
- Validation of two gender studies courses in the second year (semesters 3 and/or 4)
- Validation of at least one field experience as part of the Civic Learning Programme (the Civic Internship in year one or the Independent Project in year two) on a subject related to issues of gender, equality and/or discrimination
- Validation of the Capstone Project on a subject related to issues of gender, equality and/or discrimination.
All courses counting towards the Certification in Gender and Equality are listed in the PRESAGE Course Catalogue.
Applications for certification will be subject to a qualitative assessment by an educational committee.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I register for the Certification in Gender and Equality of the Sciences Po College?
There is no need to register during your first year of Undergraduate studies for the “Gender and Equality Certification”. But you can inform your academic advisor. You validate gender studies courses and a field experience during your first and second year of Undergraduate studies and you will apply at the start of the academic year of your third year. You will receive an email to inform you of the opening of applications.
Do I have to pursue the Certification in Gender and Equality to take courses in gender studies at Sciences Po?
Absolutely not! The Certification in Gender and Equality of the Undergraduate College is by no means compulsory. You can take gender studies courses at Sciences Po and during your year abroad without a will to apply for the Certification.
How will my application be evaluated?
Applications for certification will be subject to a qualitative assessment by a joint educational committee composed of the PRESAGE Program team and the Sciences Po College pedagogical teams. Particular attention will be paid to the grades obtained in teaching in gender studies, as well as to the evolution and development throughout Undergraduate studies.
I do not understand which courses I can or must take to validate the Certification in Gender and Equality.
All the courses that count towards the Certification in Gender and Equality are listed in the PRESAGE Course Catalogue. This webpage is updated before each course registration campaign. To find out which courses you can take, please check out the courses offered on your campus, and then verify that it is not reserved for students of a specific major and that there is no scheduling conflict with the other courses you plan or must take. If in doubt, get in touch with your academic advisor.
Can dual Bachelor's degree programmes’ students apply for the Certification in Gender and Equality?
Yes, if you meet all the validation criteria, you can apply for the Certification in Gender and Equality. To find out more, please write to your academic advisor at Sciences Po.