Global Women's Studies - Gender Globalisation & Rights

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The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of global issues through a gender lens. Students acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to conduct gender analysis and to apply a gender perspective in relevant fields of employment, locally and internationally, as well as for advanced research. The MA also offers the possibility of completing a professional placement with agencies and organisations where knowledge of gender and global issues is required. The course comprises core and optional modules (see course website for details), and a research dissertation, which is completed over the summer months. Practical workshops throughout the year strengthen research and writing skills and professional development.

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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