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.

3 Good Reasons To Study This CouRSE

1. Skills-building: This MA equips students with the knowledge necessary to pursue careers in applied policy, research and advocacy, in governmental, non-governmental and media organisations, and where issues of gender, equality, human rights and international development are addressed.

2. Further study: Students are also equipped to pursue further postgraduate study in related disciplines.

3. Clár collaboration opportunities may be available, involving six to eight weeks with a partner organisation which enhances the civic engagement, collaborative research and student-led dimensions of the MA experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Applicants must have attained Second Class Honours 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 may be considered where the formal requirements are not completely satisfied.


1 year full-time; 2 years, part-time

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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. Several students with an interest in education have successfully moved to teaching in secondary schools. 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

    Part time

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