Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Advancing Equality, Rights and Inclusion

University of Central Lancashire · School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A recognised first degree or its equivalent OR a professional qualification deemed to be a degree equivalent OR managerial, professional or technical expertise deemed to be appropriate for this programme of study.

Months of entry


Course content

The principle concern of the programme is the study of communities and the dynamics and tensions of human interaction within them, alongside the role of law as a vehicle of governance. It aims to focus on understanding disadvantages within communities and how inclusivity can be established. As well as, understand social inequalities and how to enhance the value of diversity and inclusion.

It is designed to capacity build individuals from across the sector in driving civic engagement and maintaining inclusivity. It aims to critically engage students with concepts and methods to uncover inequalities and offer strategies for change towards valuing diversity and social inclusion in the context of society, communities and organisations. It is developed in the context of recent legislation which requires public bodies to ‘set and publish’ equality information objectives and both theory and practice at their centre.

Modules include:
  • Understanding Equality and Community Practice;
  • Leadership: Theory, Practice and Reflection;
  • Community and Practice Based Research;
  • Dissertation.

Three of the following option modules:

  • Promoting Equality and Diversity;
  • Managing Change;
  • Equality, Human Rights and the Law;
  • Professional Writing and Communication.

The programme is based at the UCLan Burnley Campus.

Information for international students

See our website for further information for international students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)1772 892400