Bachelor of Arts

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Unit set code

MJ-A310012 (major)

MN-A310012 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online


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 programme emphasizes the intersectional dimensions of gender and sexuality, addressing questions of class, citizenship, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, and geographical location. Throughout their studies, units in this Major help students to develop skills to analytically reflect on, and contribute to, a range of important debates. These include discussions about how sex, gender and sexuality inform understandings of the self, and how we recognize and respond to difference.

Career outcomes

Studying Gender and Sexuality Studies at Deakin is a pathway for a range of career opportunities related to culture and society. Graduates will develop research and writing skills suited to employment in areas such as education, policy advice, human rights advocacy, work in archives and museums, and for community-based projects around diversity, inclusion and equity.

  • Research
  • Policy Advice/Development
  • Community Development
  • Human Rights
  • Social Services and Support
  • Archives and Museums


  • To complete a Major sequence in Gender and Sexuality Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Gender and Sexuality Studies students must complete 4 credit points including AGS101 or AGS102 plus AGS200, ALL256, AGS300.

Complete 4 units from;

AGS101Sex and Gender: Ideas That Changed the World

AGS102Histories of Sex and Gender

AGS200Gender, Sexuality and Culture

AGS300Beyond Identity: Diversity in Action

Plus 3 units selected from:

ALL256Gender, Sex and Literature

ALW223Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability

ASC206Sociology of Health

ASC287Love, Sex and Relationships

Plus 1 unit selected from:

ALL326Gender, Sexuality and Texts for Young People

ALL375Shakespeare Today: Sex, Race and Politics