Social Justice

ProfCert Social Justice
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 10)

The programme is about understanding social injustice with a view to bringing about positive social change in the world we all inhabit. It is interdisciplinary and emphasises the relationship of theory to practice.

• learning environment is student-centred and participatory

• equip you will critical thinking, analytical and other skills you can bring to bear on any field of endeavour.

• one of its kind in Europe and offers a unique opportunity to examine equality issues from a range of vantage points.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Human Rights Law and Equality EQUL40070
Sociology of Inequality EQUL40180
Masculinities, Gender and Equality EQUL40310
Gender, Conflict-related Harm & Transitional Justice GS40100
Gender, Sexuality, and the Body; The Politics of Belonging GS40110

Entry requirements

- An appropriate level of academic and/or professional experience.

- A short statement of your interest in the programme: why you would like to receive an offer for a place on this programme and how it will contribute to your professional development. It could be useful to include a note of any relevant experience (e.g. voluntary or paid work in the community or public sector).

- Names and contact details for two referees

- Students who complete the Professional Certificate in Social Justice and who subsequently obtain a place on one of the Masters courses offered by the School where the module forms part of the course structure can apply to have the module recognized and the credits and result counted towards the Masters programme.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

Prof Cert Social Justice (Sept) PT (W217)
4 Months
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.




4 months part-time. Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.


Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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Careers & Employability
Our graduates work in every sector, including trade unions, non-governmental organisations, statutory agencies, the civil service, and journalism.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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