Women's Studies, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
12 months
16700 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Women's Studies course has been offered in University College Cork for over 20 years and is an inclusive course ideally suited to Irish, international and mature students. 


The Women's Studies MA offered in University College Cork involves a wide variety of possibilities for interdisciplinary study, and for contact with the community and other organisations dealing with women’s and gender issues.

We cover a range of themes including representations of women in history, literature and popular culture (music and film); gender and sexuality; women and politics; women, work and family; and gender violence.

Learning outcomes

The MA in Women's Studies is offered as a full-time interdisciplinary programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme or as a part-time programme taken over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme. The teaching team is drawn from a range of departments/schools which may vary from year to year but has usually come from among the following: Applied Social Studies, English, Folklore, French, History, Law, Philosophy and Sociology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Feminist Theory 
  • Gender in Society
  • Research Skills
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this course, you will have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or the equivalent
  • If you have relevant experience in the areas of community work, industry, or professions, you can also apply.
  • You will be asked to submit an essay of at least 1,000 words on a book, experience, or personal contact which stimulated your interest in women's studies. Further examples of your work may be requested. It is likely that you will be required to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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