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Gender, Globalisation and Rights, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #259 (QS) ,
The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights at National University of Ireland, Galway offers students a unique opportunity to combine advanced study of two important fields — globalisation and human rights — through a critical, advocacy-oriented, gender lens.

About

The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights at National University of Ireland, Galway is a flagship programme of the Centre for Global Women’s Studies at NUI Galway. It offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of the gender dimensions of globalisation 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 globalisation, 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Accreditation

NUI Galway is a research-led University with internationally recognised expertise in selected priority areas.Research at NUI Galway is forward-thinking and global in scale. Today we are leading the field in a wide range of areas including stem cell and gene therapy research, human rights law, environmental change, and developing the next generation of internet technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Human Rights, Women and Gender
  • Feminist and Gender Theorising
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation Module
  • Gender Perspectives on Globalisation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants must have attained Second Class Honours 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 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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