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Global Women's Studies: Gender, Globalisation and Rights (MA, full-time or
MA (Global Women's Studies: Gender, Globalisation and Rights)— full-time, part-time
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
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 (minimum GPA 3.00 out of 4.00). Publication/professional experience as deemed suitable by the College of Arts may be considered where the formal requirements are not completely satisfied.
1 year, full-time
2 year, part-time
Next start date: September 2016
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: 20
Closing date: Please see the offer round dates for further information.
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- Dr. Anne Byrne, BA NIHE, Ireland, MA (Sociology) NUI Galway, PhD (Sociology) University of Limerick.
- Ms. Mary Clancy, BA, H.Dip. in Ed. (NUI), MA (History) NUI Galway.
- Dr. Nata Duvvury, BA (Economics) Rice University, MA (Economics) University of Alberta, PhD (Economics) Jawaharlal Nehru University.
- Dr. Su-ming Khoo, BA (Anthropology & Geography) University College London, PhD (Sociology & Social Policy) Queen’s University Belfast, Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, NUI Galway.
- Dr. Aine Macken-Walsh, BA (NUI Galway), MA, University of Padova, Italy, PhD (Sociology) NUI Galway
- Dr. Vesna Malesevic, BA (Sociology) University of Zagreb, Croatia, MA (Society and Politics) Central European University, Warsaw, Poland, PhD (Sociology) UCC, Ireland.
- Dr. Niamh Reilly, BA (Politics and Economics) UCD, Ireland, MA (International Development) (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), PhD (Politics) (Rutgers University New Jersey, USA), LLM (Conflict, Peace Operations and Humanitarian Law) NUI Galway.
- Dr. Eilis Ward, BA (Political Science and Sociology & Philosophy) NUI Galway, MA (International Relations) Northeastern University (Boston, Mass., USA), PhD (International Relations), Trinity College Dublin.
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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.
Saba Gebremedhin Hagos, MA Graduate and Irish Aid Scholar (2013-2014), Executive Director, Network of Ethiopian Women's Associations, Ethiopia.
"I am very happy that I chose the MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights. What I have learnt has strengthened my sense that what my organisation is doing is correct but also the need for deeper analysis and a more global perspective. I now see the importance of certain issues that the women’s movement in my country needs to grasp such as trafficking and migration."
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Mary McGill, MA Graduate (2014), communications professional and doctoral scholarship awarded (commencing September 2015), Ireland.
“The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights solidified my belief in the fundamental role gender plays in shaping societies around the world. In my work as a communications professional and as an early career cultural studies researcher, the MA has inspired me to think critically about the economic and social justice issues which define our age, while also equipping me with the gender-aware skills and knowledge so necessary for addressing them.”
Margaret Coleman, MA Graduate (2014), currently with the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Ireland.
“The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights has enhanced my passion for human rights, while providing me with new and interesting perspectives on the role gender plays in our society. This programme provided me with the space to share ideas and pursue research in a supportive and dynamic environment, preparing me for a range of versatile career opportunities in the field of human rights”