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Are you passionate about women's issues and want to deepen your understanding of gender equality? Look no further than our Women's Studies MA programme at University College Cork. This interdisciplinary course offers a diverse range of modules, covering topics such as women's representation in history, literature, and popular culture, gender and sexuality, and women in politics and the workplace. With flexible study options, including full-time and part-time, this programme is ideal for Irish, international, and mature students. Our experienced teaching team will provide you with research skills and theoretical knowledge to enhance your personal research. Join us and make a difference in the world.

About the course

Our MA in Women’s Studies programme is offered by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences (CACSSS) at University College Cork (UCC).

This MA course has been offered in UCC for over 20 years and is an inclusive course ideally suited to Irish, international and mature students. The Women's Studies MA involves a wide variety of possibilities for interdisciplinary study, and for contact with the community and other organisations dealing with women’s and gender issues.

We cover a range of themes including representations of women in history, literature and popular culture (music and film); gender and sexuality; women and politics; women, work and family; and gender violence.

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Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you will have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or the equivalent

If you have relevant experience in the areas of community work, industry, or professions, you can also apply.

You will be asked to submit an essay of at least 1,000 words on a book, experience, or personal contact which stimulated your interest in women's studies. Further examples of your work may be requested. It is likely that you will be required to attend an interview.


EU Fee (Full-time): €6,450
EU Fee (Part-time): €4,075

Non EU Fee (Full-time): €17,000

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