The MSc in Social Justice and Community Action is a joint initiative of the Moray House School of Education and the Global Justice Academy.
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. The programme will be taught through a rich mix of online methods, including podcasts, group work and independent study.
To access your courses you will need to have a computer with a broadband internet connection. The programme does not require specialist IT skills.
The programme is designed for both:
This programme can support students to work on social justice issues in grassroots community practice, public policy development and implementation and social research in non-governmental organisations and in the public and private sectors across the globe. You will acquire a range of transferable skills, such as research, communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.
As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:
As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.
This programme will be taught through a mix of online methods including podcasts, group work and independent study. You will complete four compulsory courses, two option courses and a supervised dissertation project.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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Minimum required score (Grade A):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
A UK 2:1 or its international equivalent is normally required. Exceptions may be made for those applicants with substantial practice or research experience or other relevant qualifications.
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
Tuition fee per 20 credits*
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