Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Graduate Certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is designed for learners who wish to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and to explore strategies for change. The programme will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding needed to deal effectively with issues of equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels of Irish society, the community and the workplace. Learners will draw on academic literature and practical case studies to identify and address challenges in their personal and professional environment and will be provided with the competence to become leaders in this area in order to contribute to the development of socially inclusive spaces in the community and workplace.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Equality and Diversity in the Workplace (Online)
• Language and Inclusion in Organisations

Spring Semester
• Inequality and Social Exclusion (Online)
• Postgraduate Human Rights Law Online
• Equality in Practice 1

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a primary degree with a first or second-class honours, (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant work experience in accordance with UL's Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning. All applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have community or workplace access needed for the completion of certain modules.

Application dates

What to Upload with your Application

Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)

A supporting statement - 300-500 words

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Proof of Status, e.g. unemployed, employed, self employed, returners. Acceptable documents for proof of status can be found here https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year Full-time

The programme adopts a blended-learning approach, which combines online lectures with on-campus workshops to allow learners to engage in distance learning.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Blended

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    Course provider