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Gender Studies

MA Gender Studies

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

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

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.

Duration

Duration:2 Years
Attendance: Part Time

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

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.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Feminist & Egalitarian Research
SSJ40010

Gender Theory: Critical Themes
SSJ40050

Gender and Globalisation
WS40050

Women's Studies Minor Thesis
WS40060

Gender, Inequality and Public Policy
WS40150

Stage 1 - Option

Human Rights Law and Equality
EQUL40070

Masculinities, Gender and Equality
EQUL40310

Feminist & Gender Theory
PHIL41280

Ethnicity and Nationalism
SOC40620

Travellers, Rights & Nomadism
SSJ40040

Space, Place and Gender: Interrogating feminist geographies
WS40300

Gender War and Violence
WS40330

Reproductive Justice and Sexua
WS40360

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MA Gender Studies PT (W384)

Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time

Deadline Rolling *

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

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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