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The Eleanor Glanville Institute has a growing portfolio of postgraduate short courses and research programmes around the varied aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). With a desire to learn, and an open mind, students can reflect, explore, and further their knowledge and understanding of EDI. The programmes provide the flexibility to tailor a postgraduate journey through the many dimensions of EDI, whether that's through a taught and guided approach, or through engagement with a longer-term research project

Short courses - postgraduate

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Literacy - the ABC of EDI

This course explores the concepts of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) from a range of different perspectives. Learners explore key concepts, develop and deepen their knowledge and build their understanding of EDI. Gaining insights into oneself and deeper appreciation and understanding of others, learners will develop their own original thinking and inclusive practice.

This qualification gives the learners the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate the concepts of EDI and belonging and why it matters.
  • Explore the impact of being an underrepresented or marginalised group.
  • Understand the impact of discrimination, unconscious bias, and polarisation.
  • Develop and demonstrate the skills and practice of conscious inclusivity.
  • Understand the importance of active allyship and develop active allyship skills.
  • Advance own personal growth and engagement in EDI.
  • Achieve postgraduate credits in EDI.


Coming soon...

  • Conscious Inclusion - Empowering individuals
  • Inclusive Leadership - Empowering co-creation, change and innovation
  • EDI Strategy - Building inclusive cultures and environments

Research Programmes

There are two research programmes available:

MA in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

MPhil/PhD in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Understanding the attitudes and behaviours that underpin our culture and define the environments within which we live and work, can help us reduce the inequalities that are so prevalent in societies and communities across the world.

The Eleanor Glanville Institute offers the opportunity to undertake research alongside academics whose research has been internationally recognised. Researchers in the Institute include Professor Belinda Colston, whose expertise lies in the development and evaluation of innovative strategies and mechanisms for building inclusive research environments, and their wider impact across the sector, and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Abigail Powell, who is an expert in the gender division of labour (in the home and workplace), with a particular focus on gender in male-dominated occupations; youth studies; financial wellbeing and complex evaluation and impact measurement.

Students can benefit from a supportive academic community, where ideas and experiences are shared with the aim of advancing knowledge, and informing strategy, policy and practice across the sector and the wider field.