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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.

We welcome applicants from a wide a range of backgrounds, with diverse experience and interests.Current students are of various nationalities and include recent graduates, community activists, educators, health care professionals, civil servants and journalists.

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.


4 months part-time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

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

Related Programmes
MSc Equality Studies FT
MA Women, Gender & Society FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Dominic Shellard
Contact Number:+353 (0)1716 8682

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

Human Rights Law and Equality EQUL40070

Sociology of Inequality EQUL40180

Disability and Equality EQUL40200

Masculinities, Gender and Equality EQUL40310

Critical Political Economy EQUL40390

Feminist & Egalitarian Research SSJ40010

Travellers, Rights & Nomadism SSJ40040

Gender Theory: Critical Themes SSJ40050

Gender and Globalisation WS40050

Gender War and Violence WS40330

Reproductive Justice and Sexua WS40360

Application date

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The following entry routes are available:

Prof Cert Social Justice (Jan) PT (W218)
Duration 4 Months
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

Prof Cert Social Justice (Sept) PT (W217)
Duration 4 Months
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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