University of Edinburgh

Moray House School of Education

Masters (MSc) Social Justice and Community Action


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Social Justice and Community Action

Format: Online

Program Description:

The MSc in Social Justice and Community Action is a new part time and fully online masters programme designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to make positive social change.

Our life chances are shaped by our family and community relationships, access to good quality public services and the features of our governing institutions. Even though billions of people do not have the opportunity to live safe and healthy lives, there is little consensus about what actions individuals, groups and nation states should take to address these injustices.

This programme offers you the opportunity to critically engage with foundational ideas and debates about equality, fairness, power, democracy and citizenship and to consider a range of actions in communities, in policy and legislation processes and in organisations, for the real world application of these ideas.

Who should study this programme?

This programme is designed for both:

·professionals working on social justice issues in research, policy or grassroots practice in the public, private or nongovernmental sectors across the globe

·recent graduates who wish to gain the skills to enter the social justice field.

Why choose this programme?

·The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities.  

·You will be part of the flagship teaching initiative of the University’s Global Justice Academy, a multi-disciplinary network of academics and research centres committed to global justice concerns.

·You will join a vibrant and supportive digital community of staff and students and study at the times and in the places that suit you best.

Programme details

This online programme is offered through part-time study. You can choose to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate (studied over 1-2 years), a Postgraduate Diploma (studied over 2-4 years) or the full MSc/Masters (studied over 2-6 years).

To learn more about our MSc in Social Justice and Community Action, visit our website.


MSc Social Justice and Community Action, The University of Edinburgh

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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