NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Political Science and Sociology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1GG1, full-time; 1GG2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Global Women’s Studies: Gender, Globalisation and Rights Your Course The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of global issues through a gender lens. Students acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to conduct gender analysis and to apply a gender perspective in relevant fields of employment, locally and internationally, as well as for advanced research. The MA also offers the possibility of completing a professional placement with agencies and organisations where knowledge of gender and global issues is required. The course comprises core and optional modules (see course website for details), and a research dissertation, which is completed over the summer months. Practical workshops throughout the year strengthen research and writing skills and professional development. 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. Students have also gone on to careers with governmental agencies, higher educuation, and the private sector. The MA is a recognised qualification for fourth level education in social sciences, human rights and the humanities. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants must have attained Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (2:1), 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, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies may be considered if the formal requirements are not completely satisfied. FIND OUT MORE AT: gender-globalisation-rights.html

CONTACT Dr. Stacey Scriver T: +353 91 494 116 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Skills-building: This MA equips students with the knowledge necessary to pursue careers in applied policy, research and advocacy, in governmental, non-governmental and media organisations, and where issues of gender, equality, human rights and international development are addressed. Students have the opportunity to publish quality research in Dearcadh: Graduate Journal of Gender, Globalisation and Rights. 2. Further study: Students are also equipped to pursue further postgraduate study in related disciplines. 3. Opportunities for experiential learning, such as a professional placement or a fieldtrip module, enhance the civic engagement, collaborative research and student-led dimensions of the MA experience.

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