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MA in Social Justice & Public Policy

Social Justice Ireland Directors Dr. Seán Healy (front row, 2nd from left) and Brigid Reynolds (front row, 2nd from right), along with faculty members of Waterford IT at the launch of the MA in Social Justice & Public Policy

In partnership with Social Justice Ireland, the School of Humanities at Waterford Institute of Technology will offer a new MA in Social Justice and Public Policy from September 2018. The programme was launched by Dr Seán Healy, CEO of Social Justice Ireland, in March on the Waterford IT campus.

A two-year part-time programme, the MA seeks to engage meaningfully in social change towards a more just and inclusive society, focusing on influencing public policy. At the heart of the programme is a view of the profound and inalienable dignity of the human person, which is enhanced through meaningful participation in relationships and community, protected through recognition of human rights, and realised through opportunities to develop inclusive relationships. The programme seeks to form graduates with a belief that this vision of a more inclusive world and just society is possible.

Drawing on research and teaching expertise in both the School of Humanities and Social Justice Ireland, the programme explores diverse areas such as social analysis and policy, human rights and theories of Justice, and traditions of social justice. 

This MA is particularly suitable for students seeking to promote a fairer society, including people from business, community, voluntary, social inclusion, environmental organisations, trade unions, public service and religious sectors.

The MA is delivered part-time over two years, normally over seventeen evening and all-day sessions and two block weeks over two years in a Dublin city centre location.

More information on the MA programme is available here