BA [Hons] English + Equality

A unique opportunity to explore global equality, social justice and social inclusion in combination with the study of English literature.

Take your interest in social justice to the next level while also exploring identity, race, ethnicity, disability, gender and sexuality. Diversity is essential to the future of society and the workplace. Equality studies are increasingly valued by employers, as they provide the tools, skills and legal framework to work in a diverse and inclusive environment.

What will I do?

  • Study a range of literary works, looking at their history, genre and themes.
  • Critically examine the history of equality law, learning how to critique and analyse such legislation.
  • Explore the relationship between representation, culture and politics.
  • Develop skills in critical and analytical writing and thinking.
  • Learn the skills necessary for human resource management.
  • Examine what equality, diversity and inclusion mean in today’s organisations.

Future careers

Graduates will be able to access a diverse variety of careers in politics, journalism, law, human rights and human resources. This course opens up opportunities in equality, diversity, inclusion, policy development and advocacy in governmental and non-governmental organizations, charities and international development agencies.

Further study

You will be eligible to apply for Professional Master in Education courses.

What will I study?

Year 1 – Introduction to Critical Theory | Modern English | Introduction to Urban Literatures | Learning Journal | Social + Economic Profile of Ireland | Introduction to Law | Employment Law | Social Justice Movements | The World of Work.

Year 2 – Critical Theory | 19th Century Novel | Political Economy + Globalisation | Genres of Popular Fiction | Inclusion + Society I | The Irish Literary Revival | 20th Century Irish Literature | European + Irish Equality Law.

Year 3 – James Joyce | Cultural Identities | Research Methodologies | Modernism | Irish Constitutional Law + Equality | Inclusion + Society II | Work Placement.

Year 4 – Contemporary Literatures | Postmodernism | Equality + Diversity Workplace Management | European Human Rights Law | The European Social Model | Gothic + Horror | American Literature | Law + Literature | Final Year Project.