GradDip Gender Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
Over the past thirty years, Gender Studies at UCD has become one of the most established programmes of its kind in Ireland with a strong international reputation for feminist, queer, sexualities and masculinities scholarship, teaching and engagement in public policy and activism. Our programmes include a well-recognised PhD programme, and a Masters and Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies from one of the top 1% universities in the world.
Modules as links to module descriptors will be available from March 2017 onwards. The course curriculum consists of the following core and optional modules.
SSJ40010 Feminist and Egalitarian Research 10 credits
SSJ40050 Gender Theories: Critical Themes 10 credits
WS40050 Gender and Globalization 10 credits
WS40150 Gender, Inequality and Public Policy 10 credits
Optional Modules (20 credits from)
WS40330 Gender, War and Violence 10 credits
WS40360 Reproductive Justice and Sexualities 10 credits
WS40260 History of Feminist Politics 10 credits
EQUL40310 Masculinities and Equality 10 credits
EQUL40190 Education and Equality 10 credits
EQUL40040 Traveler's Rights and Nomadism 10 credits
SOC40610 Race, Space and Place 10 credits
PHIL41280 Feminst and Gender Theory 10 credits
Gender Studies Studies programmes, based in School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at UCD are aimed at, but not exclusive to, applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in sociology, politics, history or other relevant fields and are interested in exploring further how gender plays a crucial role in the way we see the world and in how the world is organised.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours or international equivalent in a honours level Bachelors degree (NFQ Level 8).
Applicants whose first language is not English also require proof of English language proficiency. English language certificates and the level of proficiency that the school requires is detailed https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/undergraduate/entryrequirements/
Applicants should also submit the contact details for two referees, at least one of whom should know you in an academic capacity, as well as a personal statement (circa 4-500 words) explaining why you are interested in studying this course.
The following entry routes are available:
Graduate Diploma Gender Studies FT (W381)
Graduate Diploma Gender Studies PT (W382)
* 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
W381 - Full-Time: 1 Year
W382 - Part Time: 2 Years
Mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Post Course Info
Careers & Employability
Graduates have become central members of local communities, key members of NGOs, employees in public-sector agencies, education and media organisations in roles such as: social researchers, project development managers, lecturers, journalists, and policy and advocacy officers.
Graduates work in Amnesty International, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Crisis Pregnancy Programme, Médecins Sans Frontières, National Broadcasting Authority, RTE, and the National Women's Council of Ireland.