The aim of this programme in Gender and Society is to give students an understanding of the connections between gender and society.
As an interdisciplinary degree, there is an opportunity to study gender-focused modules in the fields of politics, history, literature and sociology.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Politics or a related subject.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, normally by providing evidence of one of the following:
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Normally these degrees are self-funded. If there are any School bursaries, they will be advertised on the School's website
Six taught modules, plus a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words. Students will take:
Approaches Research Design
Gender Politics and Democracy
Independent Study in Gender and Society (half-module) and Women's Rights as Human Rights (half-module)
Political Theories of Equality
Plus two modules from the following:
Gender and Critical Theory
Women in Modern Ireland, 1850-1990
Writing Women 1600-1660
Examination and continuous assessment.
All of the MA programmes offered in the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to Doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the public and private sectors.
It is also possible to study for a Diploma in each of the areas covered by the MA programmes.
The Diploma is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes. On successful completion of the coursework, it is possible to complete the dissertation for an award of MA.
last updated 26.10.11