The MA in Women's Studies course has been offered in UCC for over 20 years. It is ideally suited to Irish, international and mature students (male and female) and this contributes to a dynamic mix in classes.
This is a challenging course that involves a wide variety of possibilities for interdisciplinary study and for contact with community and other organisations dealing with womens and gender issues.
Unique Aspects of the Course
The MA in Womens Studies course suits students from a wide range of academic disciplines and employment backgrounds. As well as those whose life and work experience directed them towards Womens Studies, we have had mathematics, science, business and law, as well as social science and humanities, graduates among our students.
On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
formulate arguments that reflect a critical and comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge of feminist debates around social and cultural issues
communicate those arguments effectively both orally and in writing
apply concepts, theories and methodologies appropriately at postgraduate level
assess how differences (race, ethnicity, class, sexual identity, time, place, values etc.) inform theoretical positions
critically evaluate evidence drawn from existing research and scholarship
design and pursue independent research
use the transferable skills developed through engagement with the self-directed learning, research and academic writing aspects of the course