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Equality Studies

GradDip Equality Studies

Academic Year 2020/2021

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)


The Graduate Diploma in Equality Studies is the only programme of its kind in Europe and offers a unique opportunity to examine global equality issues from a range of perspectives.


The Graduate Diploma in Equality Studies was designed for those who wish to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of global social justice issues and explore strategies for change. Drawing students from across the globe, the course emphasises the relationship between theory and practice with a view to brining about positive social change. You learn about and develop your own ideas on a wide range of equality, human rights and global justice issues. You will benefit from the opportunity to specialize in areas of particular interest such as capitalism and social justice, gender justice and feminism, global inequalities, human rights law and practice, and minorities and discrimination.


The learning environment is student-centred and participatory with students from a wide range of backgrounds with diverse experience and interests including community activists, development practitioners, educators, healthcare professionals, civil servants and journalists.


Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No


Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No


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

Students on this programme will have attained at least a lower or upper second class honours or international equivalent at Bachelors level and will have demonstrable experience in or aptitude for the field of Equality Studies, as illustrated in their personal statement.


Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.


All applicants will be asked to upload two references as part of their application, and to provide contact details for their referees. At least one of these referees should be someone who knows the applicant in an academic capacity, in certain circumstances, the applications review panel may decide to invite applicants to interview.


Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

Equality Studies graduates work in multiple fields including politics, journalism, law, education, public policy, voluntary and community work, and human rights advocacy.


Alumni of the Masters in Equality Studies are employed by major national and international human rights and development organisations such as Amnesty International and the United Nations.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Dominic Shellard

Contact Number: +353 (0)1716 8682

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Sociology of Inequality

EQUL40180

Egalitarian Theory

EQUL40420


Stage 1 - Option

Equalities, Social Justice and Children's Learning

EDUC42590

Human Rights Law and Equality

EQUL40070

Disability and Equality

EQUL40200

Masculinities, Gender and Equality

EQUL40310

Critical Political Economy

EQUL40390

Development and the Global South

GEOG40760

Latin America: social movements and postcolonial approaches

GEOG40800

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Capitalism, Surveillance: The New Shape of Global Power

GEOG40930

Gender, Inequality and Public Policy

GS40030

Gender War and Violence

GS40050

International Human Rights

LAW40790

Topics in Continental Philos

PHIL41320

International Political Theory

POL40140

International Political Economy

POL40370

Nationalism and Social Change

SOC40620

Crit Race & Decolonial Theory

SOC40930

Feminist & Egalitarian Research

SSJ40010

Gender Theory: Critical Themes

SSJ40050

Comment

Vision and Values Statement

The purpose of the graduate diploma in Equality Studies is to cultivate an interdisciplinary appreciation of equality issues of both national and international significance, informed by extensive reading, critical analysis, advanced conceptualisation and independent research across social, political, cultural, economic and legal fields of enquiry. In addition to training across the 5 core disciplinary areas, the programme enables students to specialise further by choosing a single optional module in a particular sub-field of equality studies, thereby allowing the student to achieve greater breadth of knowledge across the field of equality studies taken as a whole. The programme is aimed at students who wish to develop a career or further studies in the field of equality, or who wish to become advocates or activists for equality in civil society or politics. The School adopts a student-centred approach and promotes a critical, emancipatory and feminist pedagogy that is carried through all aspects of the teaching and learning process. Teaching is dialogical and operates on the principle that students have much to bring to the learning experience, that students can learn from each other and that staff can learn from students. Assessment takes a variety of forms, including the traditional essay, public scholarship, collaborative work and project work, but does not include a minor dissertation. Extensive student feedback is sought for all modules and this is used to review and revise subsequent courses, assignments and assessments.

Application date

How to apply?

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Equality Studies FT (W395)


Duration

1 Year


Attendance

Full Time


Deadline

Rolling *


Grad Dip Equality Studies PT (W396)


Duration

2 Years


Attendance

Part Time


Deadline

Rolling *


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

Course fee

GradDip Equality Studies (W395) Full Time

EU fee per year - € 6350

nonEU fee per year - € 13270


GradDip Equality Studies (W396) Part Time

EU fee per year - € 4150

nonEU fee per year - € 6635


***Fees are subject to change


Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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