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Gender Sexuality & Culture

MA Gender Sexuality & Culture offers students an exciting and challenging range of modules where they will explore the theory, history and representation of gender and sexuality in literature, film, drama and popular culture
-Innovative MA on the literary and cultural study of gender & sexuality
-Opportunities for developing inter-disciplinary research
-Wide range of literary and cultural texts studied

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with a background in the humanities, or literature, film studies, cultural studies, visual culture, sociology, anthropology, psychology, psychoanalysis as well as women’s studies, gender studies and sexuality studies. A keen interest in gender and sexuality and an ability to analyse textual representations are the key characteristics required.

•An upper second class honours degree, or the international equivalent is required.
•Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


1 year full-time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

For students who are inspired to continue their study in Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Literature and Cultural Studies, this MA is an ideal preparation for the PhD.
However, the quality and flexibility of the MA has allowed the majority of our graduates to pursue careers in a wide range of professions, including teaching, publishing, advertising, public relations, media, public service, librarianship, development and advocacy work.

Further enquiries

Hilary Gow
Tel: +353 (0)1 716 8480

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Literary Research Methods

Gender and Sexuality in Theory and Representation


Stage 1 - Option

Social Network Analysis & Fiction

Queer Frictions: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture

Chick Flicks: Women and Hollywood Storytelling

Stardom, Celebrity & Media Culture

Gender and Globalisation

History of Feminist Politics

Gender War and Violence

Reproductive Justice and Sexuality


Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
This MA is suitable for Humanities graduates, particularly graduates of Literature, Cultural Studies, Film and/or Visual Culture with a particular interest in gender and sexuality studies.

Application date

FT (Z162)
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