What will I learn?

UCD School of Politics & International Relations is the oldest and largest school of its kind in Ireland with over 150 years of experience in political studies and a world-renowned faculty drawn from many countries.

The MA in Gender, Politics and International Relations is an intensive course that prepares you for a career in research, policy, or advocacy in international organisations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, or academia.

Gender is a fundamental aspect of both the international and domestic political systems. This programme facilitates students to become specialists in understanding how gender shapes both individual and group interactions with politics on the national and global level.

Careers & Employability

Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:

  • United Nations, New York and Geneva
  • World Trade Organisation
  • Asia Development Bank
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Credit Suisse First Boston

Programme Outcomes

  • To thoroughly familiarise students with cutting edge research in the broad area of gender, politics and international relations.
  • Allow students to connect theoretical debates on gender with real-world political issues and policymaking.
  • Facilitate students' professional development to work as gender experts.
  • Expand students’ methodological research expertise.
  • Develop students’ independent research capabilities.
  • Enhance students’ writing skills.
  • Develop oral presentation skills.
  • Enhance teamwork skills.

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€19,900.00 (US$ 23,814) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Room D104, Newman,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The normal requirement for entry to a Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. In addition course work and examinations may also be specified by the College at entry; normally these have to be satisfactorily completed in the first year of a Master’s degree programme. IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

For international students

A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 per cent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.

English language requirements: applicants whose first language is not English should have met TOEFL, IELTs, or computer-based TOEFL requirements (600, 6.5, or 250 respectively), or the Cambridge English Test (Certificate in Advanced English at a minimum of Grade B, or Certificate of Proficiency in English at Grade C). Applicants who obtained a previous degree from an English-speaking university may be exempted from this requirement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Famous for teaching and research excellence, and true global reach, UCD is the destination of choice for over 8000 international students.

  • Main campus in Belfield, 4km from Dublin city centre
  • 185th best university in the world
  • Globally recognised for excellent teaching and learning
  • Scholarships available for international students