Gender Sexuality & Culture

MA Gender, Sexuality & Culture
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
MA Gender Sexuality & Culture offers students an exciting and challenging range of modules where they will explore the theory, history and representation of gender and sexuality in literature, film, drama and popular culture.

• Innovative MA on the literary and cultural study of gender & sexuality
• Opportunities for developing inter-disciplinary research
• Wide range of literary and cultural texts studied

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core:
• Gender and Sexuality in Theory and Representation - ENG40940
• Queer Frictions: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture - ENG41860
• Dissertation (MA Gender) - ENG42070
• Public Humanities and Ireland - ENG42090

Stage 2 - Options
• Digital Methods - EDF40060
• World-Systems, World-Literature - ENG41570
• Contemporary US Genre Fiction: Intersection, Disruption, Protest - ENG41670
• American Lyric: Document and Memoir - ENG41840
• Un/Settling Global Literatures - ENG42080
• Masculinities, Gender and Equality - EQUL40310
• Chick Flicks: Women and Hollywood Storytelling - FS40240
• Paranoid and Conspiracy Media - FS40360
• Media, Gender, and Sexuality - FS40370
• Culture and Sexualities - GS40080
• Creative Approaches - HUM40040
• Media & Society - IS40860
• Crit Race & Decolonial Theory - SOC40930

Entry requirements

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 (NFQ Level 8), or the international equivalent is normally required. However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and relevant work experience will be taken into account, so that in certain exceptional cases candidates with a 2.2 or an award at a lower NFQ level, together with experiential learning, may be admitted.

• Applicants wishing to have experiential learning taken into consideration must show evidence of significant appropriate levels of such learning – a CV, portfolio and/or interview may be 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.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:
MA Gender Sexuality & Culture FT (Z162)
Deadline: Rolling*

MA Gender Sexuality & Culture PT (Z337)
Deadline: Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This MA is suitable for Humanities graduates, particularly graduates of Literature, Cultural Studies, Film and/or Visual Culture with a particular interest in gender and sexuality studies.




Z162 - Full-Time: 1 Year
Z337 - Part Time: 2 Years

Mode of delivery: Face-to-Face


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.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Post Course Info

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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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