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Gender Studies

MA Gender Studies
Formerly the MA in Women, Gender and Society, our recently renamed MA in Gender Studies continues to deliver rigorous, critical, dynamic learning in feminisms, sexualities, masculinities, gender debates, politics and activisms. Over thirty years it has become the most established gender studies programme in Ireland with a strong international reputation for feminist research, scholarship and engagement in public policy and activism.

Our global and intersectional feminist perspectives offer a complex understanding of how oppression and discrimination operate across society, politics and the economy. We celebrate the intersection between knowledge and activism and expose students to a breadth and depth of scholarship in relation to multiple oppressions, discriminations, politics and policies including gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, race, class and age. This programme leads to a well- recognised MA in Gender Studies qualification from one of the top 1% universities in the world.

Entry requirements

If English is not your native language, unless you have done your primary degree through English in an English speaking country, an English language qualification is required for all programmes.

Admissions MA in Gender Studies:
- At least a second class honours overall result in a primary degree.

- Transcripts from your degree.

- A statement of your interest in the programme (circa one page): why you would like to receive an offer for a place on this programme.

- Names and contact details for two referees.

- You will find the application details under the taught postgraduate programmes in the College of Human Sciences: School of Social Justice.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates have become central members of local communities, key members of NGOs, employees in public-sector agencies, education and media organisations in roles such as: social researchers, project development managers, lecturers, journalists, and policy and advocacy officers.

Graduates work in Amnesty International, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Crisis Pregnancy Programme, Médecins Sans Frontières, National Broadcasting Authority, RTE, and the National Women’s Council of Ireland.

Related Programmes
MSc Equality Studies FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Dominic Shellard
Contact Number: +353 (0)1716 8682

Subjects taught

Core Modules
SSJ40010 Feminist and Egalitarian Research 10 credits
SSJ40050 Gender Theories: Critical Themes 10 credits
WS40050 Gender and Globalization 10 credits
WS40150 Gender, Inequality and Public Policy 10 credits

Optional Modules (50 credits from)
WS40330 Gender, War and Violence 10 credits
WS40360 Reproductive Justice and Sexualities 10 credits
WS40260 History of Feminist Politics 10 credits
EQUL40310 Masculinities and Equality 10 credits
EQUL40190 Education and Equality 10 credits
EQUL40040 Traveller's Rights and Nomadism 10 credits
SOC40610 Race,Space and Place 10 credits
PHIL41280 Feminst and Gender Theory 10 credits
TBA Gender Studies Thesis 30 credits

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Gender Studies Studies programmes, based in School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at UCD are aimed at, but not exclusive to, applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in sociology, politics, history or other relevant fields and are interested in exploring further how gender plays a crucial role in the way we see the world and in how the world is organised.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours or international equivalent in a honours level Bachelors degree (NFQ Level 8). Applicants whose first language is not English also require proof of English language proficiency. English language certificates and the level of proficiency that the school requires is detailed here.

Applicants should also submit the contact details for two referees, at least one of whom should know you in an academic capacity, as well as a personal statement (circa 4-500 words) explaining why you are interested in studying this course.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

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