Human Rights & Equality

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Human Rights & Equality
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 96630 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September/ October 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: September 2022.

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Duration One academic year

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend classroom-based seminars (and periodic webinars). They are supported in their studies by various online resources and bespoke course material.
Course Fee The cost of the programme is €2,300 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants Require:
1. Leaving Certificate (examination from 2017 onwards): Candidates must obtain a pass in at least six subjects accepted for NUI matriculation purposes, with at least Grade H5 in two subjects on the Higher Level and at least Gr...

Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 8 (Special Purpose Award).

Delivered in Association with the IHREC.
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality is a one-year, part-time programme that has been developed in conjunction with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. It seeks to give public servants and others a better u...

Subjects Taught

Philosophical and Political Perspectives on Human Rights and Equality:
This module introduces students to the historical and conceptual foundations of contemporary human rights and equality law. Students will learn about the major histor...

Assessment Method Assessment is based on assignments in all modules and final examinations.
Careers or Further Progression Progression:
Students who successfully complete this programme can enter the second year of the BA (Hons) on a completing a bridging programme.
Further Enquiries All Correspondence and enquiries should be address to:
Undergraduate Office,
Whitaker School of Government and Management,
Institute of Public Administration,
57-61 Lansdowne Road,
Dublin 4.

Phone: +353 (01) 240 3600