Women's Studies at UCC

A thriving, interdisciplinary programme

Would you like to know more about the gendered impact of Covid-19 across the world, or research the implications of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States? Were you involved in the Repeal the 8th movement as an activist, and are thinking of writing a dissertation on the topic? Then this MA programme is the one for you!

The MA in Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary programme, with students gaining insights from academics across the College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences as well as from the College of Business and Law. Students develop a grounding in feminist theory and research while also examining gender and society through a multidisciplinary lens. Staff from over ten different academic departments contribute to the MA, allowing each student to develop a unique MA experience. The programme is tailored to suit each student's specific area of academic interest and educational background. Proposals are also welcome from students interested in working with a supervisor to develop a PhD project in the broad area of Women’s Studies.

The UCC campus is a safe, welcoming one. UCC has obtained an Athena Swan Bronze Award for Gender Equality, recognizing its effort to promote gender equality in education. UCC has been named University of Sanctuary in 2018, and recently opened a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion unit. The campus hosts very active students' societies, including the UCC Feminist Society and the UCC LGBT Society. UCC also hosts the Casilac (Centre for Advanced Studies in Languagues and Culture) Research Cluster on Violence, Conflict and Gender, and the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), which includes a Family, Gender and Sexualities research cluster. 

In 2020/21, for international students and for Irish/EU students unable to travel to Cork due to work, care, or health reasons, the MA will be available partly or fully online. For further information, please consult our Teaching Plan 2020/2021.

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