MSc Climate Justice

Each year, the effects of climate change become more pronounced. People all over the world are displaced due to rising sea levels, crop-destroying droughts and increasingly frequent floods and forest fires. Over the next decade, these climate consequences will only intensify. How we chose to move forward is one of the most important ethical questions we face.

Glasgow Caledonian University is the university for the common good. You will benefit from an impressive, international teaching cohort, research-led and further enhanced by expert speakers, we provide a truly practical learning experience. The only programme of its kind, this masters programme can help influence change at the point where science, human rights and policy development intersect.

The growing field of climate justice needs people who can help craft public policy at local or global level, work with non-profit and intergovernmental agencies, assist developmental organisations or pursue academic research in the field.

Taking a practical, multi-disciplinary approach, the curriculum at Glasgow Caledonian University offers in depth study of the complex issues of climate justice.

  • Explore topics in resources and sustainability
  • Learn about carbon management and renewable energy technologies
  • Study how water access affects public health
  • Investigate gender issues and their implications for human rights
  • Master the basics of project management and environmental management

Centre for Climate Justice

The Centre for Climate Justice is a Glasgow Caledonian University research centre dedicated to achieving meaningful social change. Based within the Glasgow city campus but at the centre of a global research community, staff and students share common values in the fight for human rights.

Graduate prospects

Graduates of the MSc Climate Justice have found rewarding careers with development organisations, the UN and related organisations, government agencies and non-profit organisations - as well as within academic and research institutions.

The MSc Climate Justice explores the principles that underpin climate justice; human rights, development and climate change. The programme is tailored to provide a practical angle to climate justice to allow students to graduate with a Masters which provides them with skills, approaches and methodologies for addressing climate justice in their future work plans. It can be studied full-time for one year or part-time over two years.

Module list

Climate Change and Carbon Management, Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation, Climate Justice, Environmental Ethics and Climate Change, GIS and Environmental Management, Human Rights, Gender and Development, Project (MSc), Renewable Energy Technologies, Resource Management and Circular Economy, Water, Justice and Health.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Distance Learning
2 - 5 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Distance Learning 2 - 5 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Distance Learning
2 - 5 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Distance Learning 2 - 5 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in international development, development studies, environmental sciences, climate change, social sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, geography, political sciences, sustainable development or economics.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

English language

IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

International pathways

Students will be assessed via a mix of exams and assessments, with a combination of coursework, oral presentations, online discussions, computer based exercises, case study analysis, reports and a final dissertation.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Annual full-time tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £6,000
RUK: £6,000
EU: £6,000
International: £13,500

Annual full-time tuition fees 2021/22

Home and RUK: £6,000
EU and International: £13,500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

View our part-time and distance-learning fee schedules

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

View our postgraduate scholarships.

Students on the course will have the opportunity to attend conferences and events.
This course features guest lecturers.
This course includes the option to study a language.
Students on this course can benefit from our Climate Justice Scholarship.