Women's Studies

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

Course overview

Admission to a research degree in Women's Studies is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the potential supervisor. Candidates for the MLitt will normally have obtained a primary degree in any relevant discipline with first honours. Applicants holding equivalent qualifications and/or relevant experience will also be considered.

Programmes available

MLitt (Women's Studies), full-time
MLitt (Women's Studies), part-time

Areas of interest

  • Feminist/political theory, transnational women’s movements, human rights law and advocacy, advocacy, gender and fundamentalisms, women’s human rights in conflict and transitional contexts.
  • Social and economic impacts of violence against women, gender identity, sexuality and violence, rights-based approaches to development, gender and health crises.
  • Processes and practices of social in/exclusion, gender, inequalities, and women’s identities in rural development. 
  • Globalization, culture, theory and practice of alternative development—especially environmental, southern and feminist perspectives and movements.
  • Religion, the Catholic Church, sexuality, LGBT issues, civil society, sexuality and gender issues in post-communist societies.
  • Normative international relations, human rights, global civil society, Buddhism and politics, prostitution policy, sex trafficking, and women and politics.

Researcher profiles

Contact Us

Dr. Niamh Reilly
Global Women's Studies Programme
School of Political Science and Sociology
Aras Moyola, Room 326
National University of Ireland, Galway
T +353 91 495 403
E niamh.reilly@nuigalway.ie

PAC code

MLitt (full-time) GYB84
MLitt (part-time) GYB85

Current project

Fees for this course

EU: €5,250 p.a. 2018/19

Non-EU: €14,250 p.a. 2018/19

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,575. p.a.

How to Apply