International Development, Social Justice and Sustainability MSc Program By University of Bath |Top Universities

University of Bath

Claverton Down Campus, Bath, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    =166
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Subject Sustainable Development
  • Fees(GBP) 23000-
  • Scholarships Yes

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Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of development, social justice and sustainability.
Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you.
You will explore the political, economic and social forces that promote and prevent social and environmental justice around the world. These include people’s struggles for wellbeing and sustainability and the visions that inspire them; and the roles of state, society and market actors. Transcending geographical binaries of Global North and South, you will consider areas of complementarity and trade-off between economic development, human wellbeing and environmental sustainability.
This specialist master’s combines skills and knowledge of international development with an in-depth focus on social justice, wellbeing and sustainability. Innovative learning approaches promote investigation of particular cases and issues drawing out connections and contradictions between different actors, analytical perspectives and across global, regional, national, and local scales.
The course provides you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a placement leading to a work-based project.
You will leave the course with:
  • a critical understanding of concepts and approaches to social and environmental justice, wellbeing and sustainability, and their strengths and limitations
  • practical skills in research, analysis and communication, and an understanding of how these can be applied in working for social justice, wellbeing and sustainability at global and local levels
  • an appreciation of how integrated perspectives can capture the complex interactions between social and ecological systems
  • the ability to explore areas of complementarity and trade-off between economic development, human wellbeing and environmental sustainability
  • rich experience gained from working with people from a wide range of disciplinary, professional and national backgrounds

About University

A world-class University in a World Heritage city.

Ranked in the top 10 in all UK league tables and approaching our 50th year, Bath is well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds.

Voted first for student satisfaction two years in a row in the National Student Survey (2013 & 2014) our programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance. 

87% of our research is world leading (according to REF 2014) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas.

Our outstanding placement scheme helps ensure our highly sought-after graduates are well attuned to meet the evolving needs of employers. Our graduates enjoy some of the highest rates of employment and starting salaries in the UK.

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the cosmopolitan city of Bath, provide superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities, and was named The Times and Sunday Times Best Campus University 2014.

Join our close-knit, high-achieving community to gain the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to thrive in a world of global networks.