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COURSE TITLE Master of Gender Studies (by Research)








Second Cycle

Level 7

6 Semesters

Part-time Day


This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

Equality legislation underlines that gender equality should be mainstreamed in service provision, policy and research. This specialisation is not currently available at an advanced level and the objective of this programme is to promote it among potential service providers, policy makers, researchers and employers.

The programme of studies for the course consists of a taught component totaling 30 ECTS credits and a research component to which 60 ECTS credits are assigned. The structure of the proposed programme is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to work directly with a specifically chosen supervisor, who will guide the student towards new knowledge and research skills.

The aim of this proposed programme is to allow students to apply Gender epistemologies and methodologies to a specific area of their choice. The programme is designed as being predominantly research based to allow the student and the selected supervisor to engage in an in-depth study in a particular area of interest, thereby contributing to a richer understanding of Gender Studies.

Students are expected to cover all the prescribed readings and participate fully in all activities related to the programme. Students are advised to keep pace with the work set, allowing sufficient time for any research work and/or revision.
LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of the course students should be able to:

- demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of the subject
- critically evaluate and review existing literature and research
- plan, manage and conduct appropriate research in the field
- be able to analyse and interpret findings, giving meaning to identified trends, phenomena and findings
- document, communicate, demonstrate and share findings with other researchers through well planned, presented and explained relevant documentation
- collate, document and present a dissertation respecting academic standards.

It is our vision that the student will become a champion in the subject area and will be able to disseminate and promote findings and outcomes derived from the research. Students will also benefit from a particular epistemological stance when carrying out research which would empower both the researcher and the participants.

It is expected that the research programme will not only enrich the student in terms of personal and professional knowledge and skills but will also allow the student to transfer this new found knowledge to fellow researchers, professional colleagues and to society in general.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Since this programme is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, we anticipate interest in the programme from a broad range of applicants with backgrounds in all disciplines (from Engineering, Architecture and ITC to Arts, Humanities). Candidates will return to their discipline with a solid understanding of how gender plays a significant and mainstreamed role in that area.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University or any other institution recognized by Senate, with at least Second Class Honours or Category II.

The admission of applicants may be made conditional on the result of an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 15 students.

When the number of places is limited and the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be selected using the following criteria, the weighting of which shall be published at the time of the call for applications:

(a) degree type and class
(b) experience in the area of the proposed study and
(c) performance during the interview.

For the purpose of selection, applicants whose qualifications were obtained by 31 August preceding the commencement of the Course shall be considered first.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2016.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 3 October 2016
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