Gender, Sexuality & Culture
Open completion of the programme, students of the MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture should be:
- highly proficient in both established and new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as theoretical, cultural, social, political and historical fields of investigation.
- well-grounded in a diverse range of theoretical, analytical and methodological frameworks for understanding gender, sexuality and culture transnationally and across different societies and geo-political regions.
- adept readers and thinkers, able to understand, analyse and critically evaluate cultural production and cultural theory in relation to gender and sexuality as well as in relation to other intersecting power structures, such as race, ethnicity, class and migration.
- equipped to understand and also challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, heterosexual, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered.
- effective independent researchers, who can identify a research topic and develop this into a minor thesis project.
- socially and politically engaged readers, writers and critics who understand and can advocate for the importance of systems of representation in both the maintenance and transformation of gendered systems of power.
well-grounded in a diverse range of theoretical, analytical and methodological frameworks for understanding gender, sexuality and culture transnationally and across different societies and geo-political regions.
Open completion of the programme, students of the MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture should be: - highly proficient in both established and new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as theoretical, cultural, social, political and historical fields of investigation
This programme is intended for applicants with a background in the humanities, or literature, film studies, cultural studies, visual culture, sociology, anthropology, psychology, psychoanalysis as well as women's studies, gender studies and sexuality studies. A keen interest in gender and sexuality and an ability to analyse textual representations are the key characteristics required.
•An upper second class honours degree, or the international equivalent is required.
•Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
Stage 1 - Core
Gender and Sexuality in Theory and Representation ENG40940
Introduction to Literary Research Methods 1ENG41960
Introduction to Literary Research Methods 2 ENG41970
Stage 1 - Option
Queer Frictions: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture ENG41860
American Modernism at Home ENG42040
Visualising Ireland: Negotiating Contemporary Irish Cinema FS40060
Chick Flicks: Women and Hollywood Storytelling FS40240
Stardom, Celebrity & Media Culture FS40270
Genealogies of Quality TV FS40350
Space, Place and Gender: Interrogating feminist geographies GS40040
Gender War and Violence GS40050
Media & Society GS40860
Crit Race & Decolonial Theory SOC40930
1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part-Time
MA Gender, Sexuality & Culture (Z162) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7315
nonEU fee per year - € 19900
MA Gender, Sexuality & Culture (Z337) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4390
nonEU fee per year - € 9950
***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme.For further information please see International Scholarships.
Next Intake: 2020/2021 September
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Careers & Employability
For students who are inspired to continue their study in Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Literature and Cultural Studies, this MA is an ideal preparation for the PhD.
However, the quality and flexibility of the MA has allowed the majority of our graduates to pursue careers in a wide range of professions, including teaching, publishing, advertising, public relations, media, public service, librarianship, development and advocacy work.