Global Womens Studies - Structured

Over the course of the programme, students will take between 30 to 35 ECTS worth of taught modules, at least one of which (minimum 5 ECTS) must be dedicated to research methods/integrity. Other taught modules will normally be discipline- or area-specific and designed to augment students' existing knowledge in their specialist area. The modules taken by each student will be decided in direct consultation with their research supervisor.

Students will complete an independent research project or dissertation weighted at either 55 or 60 ECTS (depending on the number of ECTS devoted to taught modules). Each student will be assigned a primary supervisor and a graduate research committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support for their research

Entry requirements

Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in German.

Application dates

Course Code: TBC

Structured PhD (Global Women's Studies)—full-time
Structured PhD (Global Women's Studies)—part-time

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


1 Year Full Time
2 Years Part Time

Post Course Info

Graduates of the Structured Research MA (German) are especially well placed to engage in research, particularly doctoral work. In addition, the programme provides a strong platform for graduates to move into the fields of second- and third-level teaching and translation work. Graduates may also explore career opportunities in the media, administration, cultural activities and journalism.


Areas of interest
Dr. Niamh Reilly
The gender dimensions of human rights as a legal, ethical and political paradigm. This includes examination of the role of human rights in transnational and local feminisms and of competing women's human rights concerns in multicultural contexts. Her current research is concerned with the interplay of religion and women's human rights.

Dr. Anne Byrne
Gender, identity, inequality, stigma, rurality, biographical-narrative qualitative research methodologies and historical sociology

Ms. Mary Clancy
Constructions and interpretations of public citizenship during periods of imperial distress, evolving agrarian, poor law and local democracy and post-women's suffrage and post-revolutionary contexts, with attention to biographical narratives and the West of Ireland.

Dr. Nata Duvvury
Gender, livelihoods, governance and social mobilisation, gender and development (with particular emphasis on gender inequality), domestic violence, rights-based approached to development, and civil society participation and accountability.

Dr. Kate Kenny
Identity and power in contemporary workplaces, and the use of post-structuralist feminist theory to explore these phenomena; gender and ethnicity, and how these relate to capitalist flows of power.

Dr. Vesna Malesevic
Religion and religious organisations, especially the Catholic Church, sexuality and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gendered) issues, civil society, Irish society and Central and Eastern Europe.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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