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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.

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 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.

Entry requirements

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.

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time

MA Gender Studies FT (W383)

Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

Number of credits

90

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

Gender, Inequality and Public Policy GS40030
Space, Place and Gender: Interrogating feminist geographies
GS40040
Gender Studies Minor Thesis GS40070
Feminist & Egalitarian Research SSJ40010
Gender Theory: Critical Themes SSJ40050

Stage 1 - Option
Queer Frictions: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture ENG41860
Human Rights Law and Equality EQUL40070
Masculinities, Gender and Equality EQUL40310
Development and the Global South GEOG40760
Gender War and Violence GS40050
Culture and Sexualities GS40080
Crit Race & Decolonial Theory SOC40930

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

MA Gender Studies FT (W383)
Duration
1 Years

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

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.

Course fee

MA Gender Studies (W383) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7315
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA Gender Studies (W384) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4760
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2020/2021 September

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