Equality Diversity & Inclusion

You will develop your core business knowledge, skills and competencies that are geared towards understanding and managing equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

What will I do?
Students will engage with contemporary debates and case studies from a variety of organisational contexts.
The programme will test existing opinions and provide opportunity to view EDI related issues in complex business situations from a variety of perspectives. ​It will combine broad societal issues with business development and sustainability challenges. The programme is 100% project based. The research project module focuses on equality, diversity or inclusion issues as identified by individual students.

Subjects taught

Year 1 Modules
EDI Policy Implementation and evaluation
Strategic HRM and EDI
Critical Theory and Identity
EDI Context
Legal Framework and EDI
EDI Management theory and leadership

Year 2 Modules
Research Methods
Research Project

Entry requirements

Min Entry Requirements
Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.

Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process.

Two references must also support your application.

Portfolio: No

Application dates

2024 Applications are now open

IADT operates a rolling admissions policy for graduate taught courses, with decisions issued in 4 weeks after a submitted and complete application is received. An application is incomplete until you provide all required items on the checklist (including the application fee, if applicable).

Generally, courses will remain open to applications until all places are filled.


18 months


EU Fees: €6,000
International Fees: €16,000

Enrolment dates

This programme is due to commence September 2024

Post Course Info

Future careers
Graduates of this program will be in a position to add value to a range of projects in dynamic environments in both the profit and not for profit sectors. Opportunities are opening up in the following:

Public sector organisations who are striving to offer leadership on the EDI agenda.
Not for profits working to promote EDI
SMEs who recognise there is a well-established business case for investing in equality and diversity.
Corporate organisations who promote equality and foster diversity

Graduates of the programme will be positioned with modern and innovative best practice concepts and in this way can provide a sustainable advantage to their organisations and employers.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Evening,Daytime,Weekend,Part time

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