MA, PDip: Students may apply for the MA in Public Advocacy and Activism. Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted with relevant professional experience via a qualifying exam, or be admitted to the PDip.
This is an interdisciplinary programme that combines training in the practical skills of advocacy and activism with an exploration of the theories and concepts which inform these fields. No other programme in Ireland offers students the opportunity to acquire skills and training in such a breadth of disciplines, including management, communications, public relations and human rights. By drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners across these fields, the MA provides the skills crucial for those who wish to work in organizations which seek to shift attitudes and initiate change, including those working in community organisations, international relations, development, labour, rights, health and the environment.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. This is a unique programme that delivers a grounding in both the theory and practice of advocacy and activism, drawing on a range of disciplines and experts, and challenging you to think about the world from new perspectives.
2. The MA includes a work placement in which students gain the opportunity to put their developing skills into practice.
3. The diversity of experience and backgrounds in the class group provides constant opportunities for discussion, and to share knowledge and learn from each other.