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MA in Equality Studies

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  • Objectives
    Designed for those with a social science, legal and practitioner backgrounds who wish to develop their knowledge and research skills in the broad field of equality studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Applicants should normally hold a 2:1 Honours degree and have good supporting references. Exceptionally, candidates without a primary degree but who have relevant research or professional experience in the equality field may be considered for the Diploma.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Equality Studies
  • Course description
    Course Content

    • Theories of Justice
    Equality Law
    • Theory and Practice of Social Research
    • Society, Equality and Inequality
    • Conflict and Change in Northern Ireland
    • Religion, Power and Gender

    Assessment
    Assessment methods include oral presentations, short and long essays, and dissertation (for MA students) and unseen examination.

    Funding
    Students should contact the Postgraduate office for details of funding opportunities.

    Special Features
    The School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work’s research training has formal recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

    Opportunities for Careers
    Strengthening knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of equality has in itself become an important objective of equality policy.

    The programme outlined here contributes to that objective and is designed for individuals seeking career development in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and for recent graduates of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.

    The Masters will serve as preparation either for doctoral research on (in) equality or careers in equality practice

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