Debates surrounding issues of global justice have recently moved to the centre of both political theory and political practice. The numerous topics and concerns that fall under the rubric of global justice - including human rights, just war theory, global distributive justice, abject poverty, global health, and environmental justice - are therefore becoming of increasing interest to students and practitioners alike.
This Masters program brings together the expertise of several members of staff within the Department of Politics in order to provide students with an in-depth and extensive investigation into the numerous moral, theoretical and practical facets of these debates and to therefore investigate some of the most pressing global issues facing humanity.
It is designed for graduates who already have some knowledge of the theoretical questions surrounding matters of global justice and wish to deepen their understanding of selected issues, or who wish to transfer into this area from related disciplines (for example Economics, International Relations or Philosophy). Whatever interest or particular background, it is our objective to further students' understanding and encourage them to take risks in questioning and developing their beliefs and intellectual assumptions.
Alongside the advantages obtained by successfully completing a social science masters (e.g. development of analytical and critical skills, writing ability, etc.), this program will specifically provide students with a qualification in an area that will be directly relevant if they want to seek employment with national and international organisations, governments, NGOs and charities.
We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are:
• £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500
• £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards
We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.