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Do you want to change the world? So do we!

Our aim is to promote social justice both locally and globally, using interdisciplinary, feminist and egalitarian approaches to learning.

We offer:

Postgraduate programmes in Equality Studies and Women's Studies, Undergraduate modules in the UCD Horizons programme, Outreach and Continuing Professional Development programmes in Equality Studies and Women's Studies, a dynamic, interdisciplinary research programme.

We also host UCD’s Egalitarian World Initiative, a network of over 100 scholars from across the university who are working on social justice issues.

Our interdisciplinary programmes cover a wide range of equality, feminist, human rights and global justice issues. Our programmes are flexible. To facilitate part-time students, many classes are offered in the evening. There are progression routes from one qualification to the next. Our graduates can be found working in every sector. They include government ministers, community activists, home carers, educators, artists, health care professionals, farmers, police, civil servants and journalists


news and events

Public Information Meeting to discuss the future of the UCD School of Social Justice - Monday 2nd February at 7pm NTh 1 - Newman Buidling

An information meeting about the future of the School of Social Justice (SSJ) will take place on Monday 2nd February at 7pm in UCD (NTh 1 Newman Building). In line with the principles of the School, this information meeting is being held by Social Justice Activists to give people information and an opportunity to get their voice heard. The meeting is prompted by a university wide process focused on streamlining academic disciplines and school structures, which was announced by the UCD President on 13th January. The School of Social Justice, an important intellectual space comprising Women’s Studies and Equality Studies, has been asked to respond to the presidents position paper and to set out pro's and con's for each of the options suggested for the school.

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Two Research Posts Available at the UCD School of Social Justice Equlaity Studies Centre, undertaking research for an IRC-funded project led by Professor Kathleen Lynch as the Principal Investigator

Equality of Opportunity in Practice: Studies in Working, Learning and Caring is a major IRC funded research project at the School of Social Justice, Equality Studies Centre. The project is seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 on a two-year post-doctoral fellowship and a Research Assistant for a two-year part-time or one-year temporary post.