Equality Studies, M.Sc. | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
21520 EUR/year
7990 EUR/year
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The MSc in Equality Studies from University College Dublin is the only masters of its kind in Europe and offers a unique opportunity to examine global equality issues from a range of perspectives. 

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The MSc in Equality Studies from University College Dublin was designed for those who wish to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of global social justice issues and explore strategies for change. Drawing students from across the globe, the course emphasises the relationship between theory and practice  with a view to bringing about positive social change. You learn about and develop your own ideas on a wide range of equality, human rights and global justice issues. You will benefit from the opportunity to specialize in areas of particular interest such as capitalism and social justice, gender justice and feminism, global inequalities, human rights law and practice, and minorities and discrimination.

The learning environment is student-centred and participatory with students from a wide range of backgrounds with diverse experience and interests including community activists, development practitioners, educators, healthcare professionals, civil servants and journalists.

Careers & Employability

Equality Studies graduates work in multiple fields including politics, journalism, law, education, public policy, voluntary and community work, and human rights advocacy.

Alumni of the Masters in Equality Studies are employed by major national and international human rights and development organisations such as Amnesty International and the United Nations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Inequality
  • Egalitarian Theory
  • Research and Skills Portfolio
  • Feminist & Egalitarian Research
  • Equalities, Social Justice and Children's Learning
  • Human Rights Law and Equality
  • Masculinities, Gender and Equality
  • Critical Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


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90 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally students on this programme will have attained a higher second class honours in their primary degree (NFQ Level 8) or international equivalent, and will have demonstrable experience in or aptitude for the field of equality studies, as illustrated in their personal statement. Students with a lower second class honours degree may be considered for the programme, depending on level of commensurate experience and qualifications, and availability of places, as assessed by the applications review panel.
  • All applicants will be asked to upload two references as part of their application, and to provide contact details for their referees. At least one of these referees should be someone who knows the applicant in an academic capacity.
  • In certain circumstances, the applications review panel may decide to invite applicants to interview.
  • These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21520 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7990 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7990 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Part-time tuition fee:

  • EU fee per year - € 5200
  • nonEU fee per year - € 10760

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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