- You will be encouraged to link you experience of responding to social injustice with the theoretical resources to analyse how social change happens.
- You will meet others who are concerned about gender justice and learn from
colleagues from a range of backgrounds.
- You will hear presentations of on-going research with movements and activists for social justice.
** We are unable to offer this programme full time in academic year 2013/14, however some modules from the programme are available as an associate student or studying part time. Please also see programmes offered by International Health (IIHD), in particular Social Justice, Development and Health.
This course offers an opportunity to reflect on the theory and practice of gender issues in social justice, including the relationships between gender, sexuality and other structural causes of injustice. It will draw on the experience of participants, professionals and activists in the field, as well as academic theory and research.
This course will be of interest to people working or hoping to work in the voluntary, representative and public sector; professionals and volunteers in these sectors who wish to strengthen their understanding of social justice; and activists in communities and campaigning organisations. This course has been developed because practitioners and activists have expressed a need for serious academic reflection on their work, and the requirement for university academics to be accountable to movements for social justice. Social justice must be understood from the experiences and struggles of people who are subject to injustices and those who express solidarity. For that reason, this MSc draws on the work of campaigning and social movement organisations in an educational process of reflection and critical dialogue.
Students are encouraged to learn from their own experience of injustice, of implementing policy or campaigning for social justice. In addition to the opportunity for academic study, students will be equipped with methods for critical interrogation of theory in the light of their own collective practice. This course is designed to maximise flexibility of choice whilst ensuring a core understanding of, and critical reflection on social justice questions in all disciplines.
MSc (180 credits) PgDip (120 credits) PgCert (60 credits)
Block attendance at QMU
with online support. There may be some
flexibility in delivery of some modules on
the basis of demand.
Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2.5 years or up to 7 years
September or January
The deadline for all overseas applicants who require a visa to study in the UK should apply no later than the 30th June 2014.
Teaching, learning and assessment:
On campus teaching blocks comprise group work, participatory education, reflection on practice and independent and collective learning. You may attend site visits and hear guest speakers from social justice campaigns. Work may be set and contact maintained between teaching blocks through online
discussions. Assessment methods are designed to be relevant to students context and include strategy reports, projects, group presentations and critical essays.
Teaching hours and attendance:
Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part-time.
Links with industry/professional bodies:
There is a strong emphasis on the relationship between theory and practice. Students are are therefore required to have some participation in organisations or activities related to social justice. Assistance in identifying such an opportunity will be provided where necessary.
A UK honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area. Applications are also encouraged from individuals without a degree but who have experience of professional or voluntary work or activism in social justice issues who are able to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level with appropriate support.
Where your Honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test
receiving an overall score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.
Home/EU - full-time:
£3500 per year
Home/EU - part-time:
£430 per 15 credit module
Home/EU - part-time, dissertation:
International - full-time:
£104200 per year
International - part-time:
£1130 per 15 credit module
International - part-time dissertation:
- More information about scholarships for international students
Funding Information for International Students:
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section of the website.
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a
10% discount on the published fees.
Sources of Funding:
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section of the website.
- Social Justice
- Engaged Praxis
- Social Movements and Protest
- Poverty and Social Exclusion
- Queer Theory, Gender and Sexual Politics
- Researching Diversity
- two elective modules from across the university
- Dissertation (MSc only)
All modules= 15 credits each
Dissertation = 60 credits
The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
It is expected that the course will be of interest to students who are working or wish to work in the public and social sectors, trades unions, voluntary and campaigning organisations or social enterprises, in the UK or abroad.