Taught course

Women's Studies

University College Cork · University College Cork

Entry requirements

Graduates with an Honours BA or its equivalent are eligible to apply for admission to the MA. Candidates with relevant experience in the areas of community work, industry, or the professions are also invited to apply. Candidates will be asked to submit an essay of at least 1000 words on a book, experience, or personal contact which stimulated their interest in Women's Studies. Further examples of applicants' work may be requested. Candidates are usually required to attend for an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The focus of the MA programme (CKE03) is 'Women and Irish Society', whereby students apply feminist theories and methodologies to an analysis of the changing role of women in Irish Society. This programme commences with an introductory discussion on the basis and nature of Women's Studies as a field of academic study. It then progresses to address specific themes in a series of lectures and seminars, some by guest speakers from outside UCC.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sandra McAvoy
00 353 (0) 21 4903654