Graduate Opportunities

  • Equal opportunities/equality advisory

  • Research and education

  • Non-Governmental Organisations

  • Journalism and information sector

  • Social and Health sector

For some, the experience of studying Women’s Studies opens up new possibilities within academia such as studying for a PhD. [UCC offers a PhD in Women’s Studies]

Some students recognise the potential for a change of direction and further professional training, e.g. studying law, training as a social worker or counsellor.


[1] For further information see: Gabrielle Griffin (ed.) Doing Women’s Studies. Employment Opportunities, Personal Impacts and Social Consequences, London: Zed Books, 2005.

An MA is a higher degree and in their year of study students develop transferable skills that enhance their employment potential, including:

  • Critical thinking

  • Analytic skills

  • Innovative approaches

  • Gender expertise

  • Understanding of power dynamics

  • Understanding of diversity

  • Awareness of social justice issues

  • Self-confidence

Recent European studies [1] suggest that Women’s Studies graduates enter a wide range of occupations in the public and private sectors. Some seek work related to their areas of study while others carry their skills into new areas.

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