Gender & Womens Studies
Its students acquire a deep understanding of the cultural contexts in which theories of gender are produced, performed and negotiated and an ability to use primary source material as well as critical theories and scholarship. The course also hones the sort of analytical, written, and verbal communication skills that are highly valued and effective in a many different careers.
All students take the core modules Gender Theories, and Approaches and Methods to Gender Research, which provide a grounding in key approaches and skills. Students choose further modules from a wide range of electives, varying from year to year. These include both special topics and further skills and methodologies training options, allowing students to build specific skills and to follow their individual interests. Recently offered modules include: Gender and Symbolic Violence; Gender, Art and Identity; Gender and War in the 20th Century; Saints and Sanctity in Ireland, Britain and Europe; Gender, Identity and Authority in 18th century France; Gender and Nation in Irish Writing; Approaches to Historical Research; Libraries and Archives; Curating Art in Theory and Practice. The capstone of the course is a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on a research topic in the area of Gender and Women's Studies selected by the student, carried out under the supervision of a member of the teaching staff of the course.
Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honors Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area. Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment.
Offers will be made on a rolling basis. Should places remain unfilled, later applications may be considered.
Closing Date: 30th June 2023
DPTHH-GWOS-1F09: 1 year full-time (EU and non-EU students) /
DPTHH-GWOS-1P09: 2 years part-time (EU/UK/EEA students only)
Next Intake September 2020
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The MPhil helps prepare graduates for a wide variety of careers including in NGOs, public policy and administration, teaching, media and communications. It also provides invaluable training in research for those planning to pursue a doctorate and/or career in research.