Gender Globalisation & Rights

The course comprises core and optional modules (see course website for details) and a research paper, which is completed over the summer months. Practical workshops throughout the year strengthen research and writing skills and professional development.

1. Skills-building: This MA equips students with the knowledge necessary to pursue careers in applied policy, research and advocacy, in governmental, non-governmental and media organisations, and where issues of gender, equality, human rights and international development are addressed. Students have the opportunity to publish quality research in Dearcadh: Graduate Journal of Gender, Globalisation and Rights.

2. Further study: Students are also equipped to pursue further postgraduate study in related disciplines.

3. Opportunities for experiential learning, such as a professional placement or a fieldtrip module, enhance the civic engagement, collaborative research and student-led dimensions of the MA experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must have attained Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (2:1), or better, in a primary degree in a relevant discipline (at National Framework of Qualifications Level 8), or equivalent international qualification. Publication/professional experience as deemed suitable by the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies may be considered if the formal requirements are not completely satisfied.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1GG1: 1 year full-time; 1GG2: 2 years, part-time

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates have found employment with a range of national and international NGOs working in the health sector, women's rights, domestic violence and social work. Students have also gone on to careers with governmental agencies, higher educuation, and the private sector. The MA is a recognised qualification for fourth level education in social sciences, human rights and the humanities.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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