MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights

A Unique Focus on Gender, Global Issues and Human Rights in Practice

Politics mosaicThe Masters in Gender, Globalisation and Rights is the flagship teaching programme of the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway. It offers a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary study of the gender and human rights dimensions of globalisation and global issues. United Nations goals of advancing peace, development and human rights underpin the MA curriculum. Rooted in a deep commitment to community learning and research (Clár), the programme supports learners who are passionate about building knowledge and skills in partnership with diverse communities, from local to global levels, to foster positive change and advance gender equality and human rights for all.

Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the complex terrain of globalisation and related global issues and policy processes, spanning topics from extreme poverty, armed conflict and politicised religion to human trafficking, gender-based violence and global health challenges (e.g., HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality, reproductive and sexual health). A solid grounding is provided in international human rights practice with a focus on gender-aware and community-based approaches to advocacy, implementation, and monitoring.

Students gain the conceptual and practical tools needed to apply gender and human rights 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. The programme is broken into two semesters of coursework, opportunities to complete a Clár collaboration involving 6-8 weeks with a partner organization, and a final piece of student-led research with supervision of staff. Clár collaborations enhance the civic engagement, collaborative research, and student-led dimensions of the MA experience. Students partner with community groups or well-established NGOs that are concerned with social issues, equality or human rights where they have opportunities to bring their critical analysis and gender-lens to assist in meeting the needs of the organization and the groups it served.

Our 2016 students, Mary, Angela, Eileen, Diana and Erin share Why this MA Course‌ was their choice.

Video presentation on MA in Gender Globalisation and Rights

Video presentation on MA in Gender Globalisation and Rights by Molly Geoghegan, Current student MA Gnder Globalisation and Rights.

Further Information & Application

Course Director: 

 Dr. Stacey Scriver


Tel: +353 (91) 49 4116

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