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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

UCD Equality Studies Masters Graduate is appointed as Director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

UCD School of Social Justice is proud to acknowledge the appointment of Sinéad Gibney as Director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Sinéad Gibney who graduated from the UCD Equality Studies programme in 2013 has been appointed as head of the IHREC. She will take up her role as Director of the IHREC on 20th October 2014. Sinead brings a wealth of experience to the role, both as a senior manager and as a person committed to promoting equality and human rights through active engagement.

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UCD School of Social Justice Graduate Conference

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Equality Studies and Women’s Studies in UCD and the 10th anniversary of the UCD School of Social Justice. In the lead up to these milestones, graduate students of the School invite you to a conference to highlight social justice, equality studies and women’s studies as fields of scholarship, and to identify from current research how we can address injustice in everyday life in Ireland.