Equality Diversity & Inclusion

University of Limerick

Equality Diversity & Inclusion

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.

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

Subjects taught

Programme Content:
Year 1:
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

Year 2:
Autumn Semester:
• Law and Justice

Spring Semester:
• Collaborative Governance and Leadership (Online)
• Intercultural Competence: Knowledge and Skills

Entry requirements

The requirements below are the minimum entry requirements set by the University. Each taught postgraduate programme has particular entry requirements, therefore, applicants should consult the individual programme entries for further details.

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalents) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Garda Clearance Requirements
Student Vetting

Offers of places on programmes that require garda clearance will be provisional pending the outcome of the Garda vetting process. Garda vetting documents will be sent to all applicants offered places on the programme.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at www.ul.ie
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

The Deadline for applications for both the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma is the 31st of March. Any applications received after this deadline will be placed on a reserve list and will be reviewed after the 31st of June should any further places on the programme become available. Please note places on the programme are limited and so all applicants are not guaranteed a place on the programme.

What to Upload with your Application:
- A supporting statement of 300-500 words outlining why you wish to apply for a place on your chosen programme. Please specify whether you wish to apply for the Certificate (1 year) or Diploma (2-year) programme. Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate (or are currently enrolled and anticipate successful completion in the current academic year) may apply for direct entry into Year 2 of the Diploma. If you fall into this category, please specify same as part of your supporting statement. Offer of a place in this instance will depend on successful completion of all certificate modules.

- A copy of your birth certificate or passport

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

- 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. Offered in a blended/online format.

The Graduate Certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a one-year, part-time programme. The Graduate Diploma in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a two-year, part-time programme.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Graduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Blended

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