Course Description

Gender and Women's Studies (M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.)



The M.Phil. in Gender and Womens Studies provides a critical understanding of the current scholarship on the position and representation of gender in society. Drawing on insights and perspectives from a number of academic fields within the Humanities and Social Sciences, the course is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, training students to research across a range of disciplines. Its students acquire a deep understanding of the cultural contexts in which theories of gender are produced, performed and negotiated and an ability to use primary source material as well as critical theories and scholarship. The course also hones the sort of analytical, written, and verbal communication skills that are highly valued and effective in a many different careers.

All students take the core modules Gender Theories, and Approaches and Methods to Gender Research, which provide a grounding in key approaches and skills. Students choose further modules from a wide range of electives, varying from year to year. These include both special topics and further skills and methodologies training options, allowing students to build specific skills and to follow their individual interests. Recently offered modules include: Gender and Symbolic Violence; Gender, Art and Identity; Gender and War in the 20th Century; Saints and Sanctity in Ireland, Britain and Europe; Gender, Identity and Authority in 18th century France; Gender and Nation in Irish Writing; Approaches to Historical Research; Libraries and Archives; Curating Art in Theory and Practice. The capstone of the course is a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on a research topic in the area of Gender and Womens Studies selected by the student, carried out under the supervision of a member of the teaching staff of the course.

Training ProviderTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryWomens Studies, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Course FeePOA
Course Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Entry RequirementsApplicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honors Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area. Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment. Offers will be made on a rolling basis from January 2017. Should places remain unfilled, later applications may be considered.
Phone01 896 1000
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Trinity College Dublin



01 872 2853
College Green, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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