MA in Sexuality Studies From Dublin City University

Program Overview

The MA in Sexuality Studies is a unique, interdisciplinary, postgraduate programme offering specialist theoretical training in issues relating to all sexualities in the Irish, European and global contexts. 

The programme will equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills to become a competent professional in your encounters with all issues related to sexuality.

Educational philosophy aims at advancing cross-, inter-, and multi-disciplinary teaching and research. It also seeks to nurture advocacy in sexuality studies to enhance sexual literacy, thereby generating well-being and social justice.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 92


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General Entry Requirements


For admission to the MA in Sexuality Studies programme, successful applicants will have - 

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent

  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.

  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

  • IELTS ACADEMIC    Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component

  • TOEFL iBT    Total Score of 92

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  • Expertise in human reproduction, sexuality, sexual and gender identity and diversity, sexual orientation and practice will meet the career needs of people aiming at or already working in:

  • Public health settings, especially those related to AIDS education, AIDS/HIV treatment and care centres.

  • Civic, charitable or civil organisations focusing on migrancy, homelessness, refugees integration.

  • Reproductive health education, research, training, and prevention facilities and organisations.

  • Cultural and artistic environments.

  • Sexuality /pastoral education at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

  • Policy makers in research or public policy institutes. 

  • Media and journalism.

  • Service provision and training for service providers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and Rape Crisis Centres.

  • Human Resource departments of businesses and corporations responsible for the design and implementation of policy/practice pertaining to sexuality, sexual/gender orientation and sexual behaviour. Research, policy, and education provision in gay and lesbian agencies and community centres.

  • Marriage or Relationship Counselling Services, Psychotherapy and other counselling services.

  • Preparation for doctoral research in Anthropology, Art Management, Business Studies, Communications Studies, Comparative Studies, Comparative Literature, Drama Studies, Film Studies, Health, History, Intercultural Studies, Law and Government, Media Studies, Migration Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work.

Therefore, graduates will be well equipped to take up positions in universities and colleges, secondary and primary schools, local and national government, non-governmental organisations, research and training, physical and mental health settings, human resources and private sector positions.


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