STPEC in Scotland: Economic Inequality and Social Justice

A summer module specifically designed to link in with, and complement, the long running flagship programme on radical social, economic and political thought (STPEC) at University of Massachuttes, Amherst. Part of the International Partnership Programme from GCU and UMass Amherst


To be confirmed


Approximately 20 students from the STPEC programme can attend. The module will also be open to up to 15 international students who meet the entry requirements, i.e. students should have some prior learning in political science, economics or sociology.

What you achieve

The 20 Scottish credit/6 US credit/10 ECT credits

What you'll study

STPEC in Scotland: Economic Inequality and Social Justice will cover a range of disciplinary inputs from prominent academics under the umbrella of social justice including topics such structural inequality in the economy, work and work relations, the interrelationship of racism, sexism, and class oppression and theories of social change. Specific topic areas covered during the three weeks include Egalitarian Theory and Practice, Utopian Socialism, Discursive Governance, Criminality and Justice, Human Rights and Citizenship and feminist Economics.

The learning environment will be student-centred and participatory and will equip students critical thinking, analytical and other skills that they can bring to bear on any field of endeavour. The programme will also include a two day stay at New Lanark, the Robert Owen utopian landmark. There will be required pre course reading and a post course written assessment. As the idea is to encourage students to engage in a critical examination of society and to develop their own capacities for critical reading, writing, and thinking emphasis is placed on participation in class discussion and assessment is also based on preparation for, and demonstration of, such engagement.

More information & how to apply

For more information and to apply, contact Duncan Harcus, International Partnerships Office,, +44 141 331 1284

Studies in Economic Equality and Social Justice