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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

The UCD School of Social Justice is pleased to announce two new appointments.

Dr Maria Ivancheva is appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Irish Research Council-funded project Equal Opportunities in Practice: studies of working, learning and caring led by Professor Lynch and a team in UCD Equality Studies Centre. Dr. Martina Byrne, PhD., M.Phil, B.A has been awarded a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the UCD School of Social Justice.

news and events

Judy Walsh's role in shaping legislation aknowledged by Senator Zappone

Our colleague, Judy Walsh's role in shaping legislation establishing the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was acknowledged by Senator Katherine Zappone.