The Graduate Diploma 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 brining 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.
- 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.
- Egalitarian Theory and Practice
- Human Rights Law and Equality
- Sociology of Inequality
- Researching and Challenging Social Injustice
- Critical Political Economy
- Gender Theory: Critical Themes
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
DisciplinesEthnic Studies Gender & Sexuality Studies Sociology View 13 other Masters in Gender & Sexuality Studies in Ireland
- Students on this programme will have attained at least a lower or upper second class honours or international equivalent at Bachelors level and will have demonstrable experience in or aptitude for the field of Equality Studies, as illustrated in their personal statement.
- Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.
- All applicants will be asked to upload two references as part of their application, and to provide contact details for their referees.
International13670 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13670 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU fee per year - €4,320
- Non-EU fee per year - €6,840
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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