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The University of Edinburgh: Social Justice and Community Action (Online Learning)

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Moray House School of Education and Sport
Study type Taught


Our life chances are shaped by our family and community relationships, access to good quality public services, the particular features of our governing institutions and levels of economic inequality. That life chances are unequally distributed across the globe, and within particular countries, is an injustice.

The MSc in Social Justice and Community Action is a part-time, online masters programme, designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to help you make positive social change. It offers you the opportunity to:

  • critically engage with foundational ideas and debates about social justice

  • relate these ideas to your own practice context

  • consider a range of approaches in communities, in policy and in different organisational contexts


This programme is the flagship teaching initiative of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Justice Academy, a multi-disciplinary network of academics and research centres committed to global justice concerns, and is a joint initiative with the Moray House School of Education and Sport.


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