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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Climatology Energy Economics / Management / Conservation

Course type


Course Summary

This masters programme can help influence change at the point where science, human rights and policy development intersect. The growing field of climate justice needs people who can help craft public policy at local or global level, work with non-profit and intergovernmental agencies, assist developmental organisations or pursue academic research in the field. Taking a practical, multi-disciplinary approach, the curriculum at Glasgow Caledonian University offers in depth study of the complex issues of climate justice.

This course involves: Explore topics in resources and sustainability; Learn about carbon management and renewable energy technologies; Study how water access affects public health; Investigate gender issues and their implications for human rights; Master the basics of project management and environmental management. Graduates of the MSc Climate Justice have found rewarding careers with development organisations, the UN and related organisations, government agencies and non-profit organisations - as well as within academic and research institutions.

Students will be assessed via a combination of coursework, oral presentations, on-line discussions, computer based exercises, case study analysis, reports. The Centre for Climate Justice is a Glasgow Caledonian University research centre dedicated to achieving meaningful social change. Based within the Glasgow city campus but at the centre of a global research community, staff and students share common values in the fight for human rights.

Different course options

Full time | Glasgow Caledonian University | 1 year | JAN

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides an overview of our resources (water, air, forests, soil, raw materials, energy, etc) and how to critically analyse how and why these resources are exploited on a global scale. This module will focus on both the natural and social and economic sciences to provide a holistic understanding of sustainable resource use and management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK honours degree 2.2 (or equivalent) in international development, development studies, environmental sciences, climate change, social sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, geography, political sciences, sustainable development, or economics. Other subjects combined with relevant work experience may be considered. Students can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, they may be eligible to enter this course.