Transformative Practices in Equality Diversity & Inclusion

ATU - Mayo Campus

Transformative Practices in Equality Diversity & Inclusion

The MA in Transformative Practices in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in ATU Mayo Campus aims to respond to three specific challenges:

First, it responds to the requirement to understand a socially diverse and multi-cultural Ireland.

Second, it seeks to enhance the skills of learners so that they may be culturally, socially, and emotionally competent in equality, diversity, and inclusion practices.

Third, it sets out to support learners to engage in transformative practice so that difference and inclusion can be rendered visible and celebrated in the framework of a positive affirmation of human diversity.

The programme is designed to develop graduates who primarily will work in equality, inclusion, and diversity related fields, but the programme is also suitable for those seeking a broad understanding of contemporary equality and diversity issues.

Programme Delivery:
The programme is delivered largely online, combined with several residential sessions.

The learning approach uses a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, readings, class discussion, role plays, work placement and case-study analysis.

Learners are encouraged to participate in the virtual classroom by using specific online participatory tools.

The focus is on relating concepts to actual situations, and a particular effort is made to invite outside speakers from various domains of practice and from a variety of social settings.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Creative Pedagogy and Research 10 credits
Collective Transformation 5 credits
Law, Policy and Activism 5 credits
Histories of Inequality 10 credits
Community Engagement 10 credits
Preparation for Research/Action Project 5 credits
Power and knowledge 5 credits
Contemporary Issues in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 10 credits
Research / Action project 30 credits

Entry requirements

Applicants Will Require the Following:
- A personal statement outlining why you wish to undertake the programme. In the event of a surplus number of applicants, the personal statement will form the basis for selection of offers.

- Ideally, a Level 8 degree at H2.2 in any discipline. As the MA is designed for multiple applications in various settings, candidates will be considered from a wide variety of academic disciplinary backgrounds and work practices.

- Applicants who do not have formal qualification can be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

- Please note that RPL is a separate process (i.e. applicants must first apply to the programme on the ATU website, and then apply for RPL on– you can link with to guide you through this process).

- Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. These requirements are available from ATU's Admission's office.

Application dates

Postgraduate Applications

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Part-time. Blended learning.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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