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Student Testimonials

Caroline Larkin UL M.A Student 2020

"As a mature female student, I found this course very engaging as it gave me a greater understanding of how society is structured and controlled by concepts of patriarchy, feminism, race, gender and cultural heritage. I found the course itself to be enlightening and helped me to understand the processes of my own life and those of others. The tutors were all very supportive and encouraged me to believe in the process of learning how to become a more critical thinker and how to structure my thoughts in a more accessible way.

I would recommend this course to anyone and I highly recommend UL as the facilities, especially the library, and the online resources on Sulis really helped me to research my topic in a comfortable and secure environment. I found the classes and the timetable manageable as I had to commute to classes from Kerry and I also had enough time outside of classes to work on assignments. I found it particularly beneficial when I was in class with other students from different cultural and academic backgrounds as I learned so much from them.

I would recommend students doing this M.A in the future to try and engage with other students and their lectures as much as possible and to be open to trying modules that they may not ordinarily gravitate to as it is a chance to learn something new or look at things from a different perspective."

Nicole Lotter, student on GCS @ UL 2017/2018, Currently Graduate Entry Medicine student

I would highly recommend the MA in Gender, Culture and Society as it was both inspiring and challenging. It truly was an eye opening experience. It taught me how to critically analyse social and cultural constructs of gender and fostered independent self-directed learning. There was a wide array of modules offered, all of which were very interesting. The international and multi-disciplinary backgrounds of my fellow students made for very interesting debates and provided new perspectives on several important current events and issues. The MA greatly improved my research and writing skills which will be beneficial in the future. I found the lecturers very engaging and extremely supportive. The skills and knowledge I have gained during this masters, I will continue to use as I further my studies and career in the medical field.


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