Taught course

Sexuality Studies

Dublin City University · Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry to the MA in Sexuality Studies is competitive and normally restricted to graduates who have achieved an upper second class honour degree, or higher from an established university.

In exceptional cases, applicants without a primary degree (or an upper second class degree or higher) may be accepted directly into the programme if they can demonstrate that they possess the equivalent of a good first degree. In such cases, consideration will be given to applicants who have relevant academic qualifications, publications and positive academic references. The following criteria will also be taken into account:

  • Work experience in areas related to the field of specialisation
  • The quality of the statement of interest provided by each applicant.

Applicants seeking admission in this category will, where practicable, be called for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Sexuality Studies is a unique, interdisciplinary, postgraduate programme offering specialist theoretical training in issues relating to all sexualities in the Irish, European and global contexts. It is jointly established by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, and the School of Nursing.

The programme will equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills to become a competent professional in your encounters with all issues related to sexuality.

Our educational philosophy aims at advancing cross-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary teaching and research. It also seeks to nurture advocacy in sexuality studies to enhance sexual literacy, thereby generating well-being and social justice.

Information for international students

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in English language.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Jean-Philippe Imbert
+353 (01) 7005676