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  • Local: $ 5.06k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 11.7k / Year
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  • English

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    This new MA programme, offered for the first time in 2009-10, has been designed specifically to cater for students interested in the interdisciplinary study of gender in culture and society. Students can opt for modules offered by several departments in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and may choose to specialise in historical, socio-political or literary / cultural approaches to gender.


    * To provide students with an advanced understanding of gender as a social and cultural construct
    * To provide students with knowledge of current historical, cultural, sociological, and/or political approaches to the study of gender
    * To enable students to critically evaluate theoretical approaches to gender and sexuality
    * To provide students with the opportunity for independent self-directed learning
    * To enable students to enhance their intellectual and generic skills in preparation for further academic/and or professional work
    * To enable students to develop knowledge and skills to design and conduct independent research


    The MA aims to equip students with transferable skills which will be attractive to employers in a wide range of occupation areas. The interdisciplinary nature of the MA means that it encourages intellectual flexibility, good imaginative and conceptual abilities, as well as strong interactive, communication, team-working and social skills. The programme also provides a sound basis for doctoral research.

    Students are required to take four core modules and four optional modules in a combination of lectures and seminar discussion. An additional and substantial research element includes: Assessed course research papers; and a dissertation of 15,000 words written on a topic of choice under the guidance of an appropriate supervisor.

    Semester 1

    Theoretical Approaches to Gender, Culture and Society I, Feminist Approaches to Research

    Students must choose two modules among the following:
    Qualitative Methods I, The History of Women, Medieval to Modern: Sources, Methods and Approaches, Researching Social Exclusion, Comparative Literature: Cultural Construction of the Past

    Semester 2

    Theoretical Approaches to Gender, Culture and Society II, Thesis Writing

    Students must choose two modules among the following:
    Feminism(s), Diaspora and Multiculturalism, Feminist Literary Theory, Researching Social Change, Feminist Perspectives on Conflict and Development Issues, Utopian Theory and Texts

    Summer Semester


    All elective modules may not be offered if student numbers are too small or if there are irresolvable timetable clashes.


    Primary degree in a relevant discipline with First or Second Class Honours or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary Degree: Level 8 NQAI). Candidates must be proficient in English.ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTSAs all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival. Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213(computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

    The following bursaries/scholarships are administered by the Graduate School.

    * PhD Scholars Bursary
    * Plassey Campus Centre Scholarship
    * William J Flynn Scholarship
    * H Thomas Hallowell Scholarship
    * John & Pauline Ryan Scholarship

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    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 5.06k / Year
    • International students: $ 11.7k / Year
      University of Limerick logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 5.06k / Year
      • International students: $ 11.7k / Year