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Why is the Black Lives Matter movement so necessary and, for many, so threatening? How can Europeans disavow migrants from their own former colonies who seek refuge on their shores? What is intersectional activism? What is necessary to cultivate veritable solidarity across differences? How can we imagine, think and act beyond the constraints of the western, state-centred status quo?

Well over 100 years ago W.E.B. DuBois warned that the colour-line would constitute the defining issue of the 20th century. The 21st is already noteworthy for the deepening impunity of state and everyday violence towards ‘minorities’ of all persuasions. It is also increasingly characterised by large scale political surges to the extreme right, which have been empowered by mass incitement to hatred through the vilification of migrants. Why and how has ‘race’ played so central a role in these conditions and the extraordinary acts of resistance engaged to transform them? Why does a chronic lack of public knowledge concerning the social, political and economic histories fostering them continue to undermine effective collective action and positive change?

This unique programme examines the global historical legacies and entanglements of colonialism, imperialism and neoliberalism as they underpin these and other contemporary injustices exacted upon the vulnerable, the precarious, the stigmatised. In the tradition of black feminist, critical race and decolonial perspectives, the theories and practices of scholars, cultural workers and activists of colour and other ‘others’ constitute central components of its pedagogy.

Careers & Employability

There are exciting opportunities for students in a wide and dynamic range of professions including careers in: Media and Public Relations; Policy Analysis and Service Provision; Social, Community and Youth Development; Politics and Civil Society; and in Cultural and Creative Industries.

Past Graduates have taken the following career and development destinations:

  • University Lecturers, Ireland & internationally
  • NGOs, IGOs and QUANGOs, Ireland & internationally
  • Funded doctoral programmes across Europe
  • University international student support offices
  • Government, Public Service and Civic organisations, nationally & Internationally
  • Independent Research and Private Consultative Companies

The have worked with Irish Organisations such as:

  • Irish Refugee Council
  • New Communities Partnership
  • Dublin City Council
  • Finglas Library
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Immigrant Council of Ireland

And International Organisations which include:

  • UN Secretary General Offices
  • OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions & Human Rights
  • International Organisation for Migration
  • Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Save the Children International & UNICEF
  • Red Cross
  • Euro found
  • International Potato Centre

A large number of our Graduates continue through to PhD level. Some professions require further training, qualifications or certification.

De qual departamento farei parte?

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

€19.900,00 (R$ 127.071) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Room D104, Newman,



Republic of Ireland

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

The normal requirement is a second class honours degree, grade one (2:1). You should check the specific entry requirements for the course that you intend to apply for. Some courses may require a higher standard for entry. For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In addition, many Master’s programmes have an associated Diploma course which, if passed at an appropriate honours level, may provide part of the necessary academic qualification for entry. IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475; minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section; Cambridge Examinations: English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English); Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item of both skills profiles.

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants should normally have a primary degree in sociology or social science, or a closely related discipline.

A Second Class Honours Grade One (2:1) or higher is required but Second Class Honours Grade Two (2:2) standard or equivalent may be considered. Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but can confirm professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered. Applicants may be called for an interview.

All candidates are expected to be proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of a certificate of proficiency (such as TOEFL, Cambridge or IELTS). Test results must be less than two years old.

IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre a universidade

Famosa pela excelência no ensino e na pesquisa e verdadeiro alcance global, a UCD é o destino preferido para mais de 8.000 estudantes estrangeiros.

  • Campus principal em Belfield, 4 km do centro de Dublin
  • 185ª melhor universidade do mundo
  • Reconhecida globalmente por excelente ensino e aprendizagem
  • Bolsas de estudo disponíveis para estudantes internacionais