The MA in Gender, Globalization and Rights is a flagship programme of the Center for Global Women’s Studies at NUI Galway.
It offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of the gender dimensions of globalization and global issues, through an interdisciplinary programme that combines the fields of: gender and women’s studies, international development, human rights, and peace and conflict studies. Students acquire the theoretical, conceptual and practical tools needed to apply a gender perspective and undertake gender analyses in relevant domains of practice and employment at local, national and international levels, as well as for advanced research at doctoral level and beyond. In addition to modules on globalization, development, human rights, gender and feminist theory, health and sexuality, women in agriculture, historical perspectives, and peace and conflict, skills-based modules are offered in research methods, applied gender analysis and empowerment. Students also have the opportunity to undertake an accredited, two-month professional placement with a relevant organisation working on issues related to programme themes.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
12 Months (1 Year) Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Graduates have found employment with a range of national and international NGOs working in the health sector, women’s rights, domestic violence and social work.
- Several students with an interest in education have successfully moved to teaching in secondary schools. The MA is a recognised qualification for fourth level education in social sciences, human rights and humanities.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
Applicants must have attained Second Class Honors or better in a primary degree in a relevant discipline (at National Framework of Qualifications Level 8), or equivalent international qualification. Publication/professional experience as deemed suitable by the College of Arts may be considered if the formal requirements are not completely satisfied.
Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19
Special Entry Requirements
Graduates have found employment with a range of national and international NGOs working in the health sector, women’s rights, domestic violence and social work. Several students with an interest in education have successfully moved to teaching in secondary schools. The MA is a recognized qualification for fourth level education in social sciences, human rights and humanities.