MSc Social Justice Development & Health
What is this MSc about?
Social development, health and well-being goals are firmly based on the achievement of social justice, which principles have been re-affirmed at the UN General Assembly in December 2014, in six essential elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- dignity (to end poverty and fight inequality),
- people (to ensure healthy lives, knowledge and the inclusion of women and children),
- prosperity (to grow a strong, inclusive and transformative economy),
- planet (to protect our ecosystems for all societies and our children),
- justice (to promote safe and peaceful societies and strong institutions); and
- partnership (to catalyse global solidarity for sustainable development) (UN 2014).
The SDGs will provide the global ‘road map’ for development until 2030. Therefore a strong grounding in social justice and social development theory, policies and practice will be essential.
Social justice is informed by philosophies of equality and distributive justice, human rights and equity of John Rawls, Nancy Fraser, Amartya Sen, and others.