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UCD Equality Studies Centre

Ionad Staidéar an Chomhionannais UCD


Welcome to Equality Studies at the UCD School of Social Justice

Our new web address is

Details about our academic programmes for 2012 can be found here

Equality Studies is an inter-disciplinary study of significant equalities and inequalities in human life, both as it has been and as it might be. It addresses topics including patterns of inequality, explanations of inequality, principles of equality and equality objectives, egalitarian social, political and economic institutions and strategies for change.

Work in the Equality Studies Centre is currently concentrated in four main areas: development and global north/south relations, minorities and discrimination, gender, and class structures.

The Centre's main aims are to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of equality, to promote greater understanding and concern for equality both within Ireland and internationally and to undertake and promote research on equality issues.

In pursuit of these aims, the Centre is engaged in research into issues of equality and inequality, the provision of postgraduate programmes at Diploma, Masters, and PhD level and an outreach programme which works beyond the limits of the university.



Equality in Action:Exploring the link between the Equality Studies Centre and 'Action for Equality' through a survey of Graduates (1991-1995)


Equality Studies at the UCD School of Social Justice


The Mary Kelly Equality Studies Scholarship 2011-2012

The Forgotten Constituency:The Majority and the Economic Crisis -Professor Kathleen Lynch:Interview on MediaBites


Profile Equality Studies Graduate Anne McCluskey:Irish Times 5th April 2011

Creating Change: Feminism, The University and Society Conference March 2011




What American students think about Equality Studies

Professor Kathleen Lynch profile Irish TImes 15th March 2011

Professor John Baker interview: THE NEW LEFT PROJECT 17th September 2010

Professor Kathleen Lynch speaking at the 2010 TASC Annual Lecture
Question and Answer session can be viewed here

Equality in a Time of Crisis- Conference 6th & 7th May 2010Read The Irish Times review here

Link to taught postgraduate programmes

Link to postgraduate research topics

Junior Year Abroad students:view our modules here

Introduction to MSc Equality Studies


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