Each year, the effects of climate change become more pronounced. People all over the world are displaced due to rising sea levels, crop-destroying droughts and increasingly frequent floods and forest fires. Over the next decade, these climate consequences will only intensify. How we chose to move forward is one of the most important ethical questions we face.

Glasgow Caledonian University is the university for the common good. You will benefit from an impressive, research-active teaching team, further enhanced by expert speakers, who provide a truly multi-disciplinary learning experience. The only programme of its kind, this masters programme addresses climate-change issues 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, support transformative businesses management, or pursue academic research in the field.

Developing a strong theoretical foundation as well as a range of relevant skills, you will:

  • Study the concepts of climate justice through investigation of climate injustices
  • Learn about climate litigation, climate finance and just transition
  • Explore approaches to climate adaptation and mitigation across the globe
  • Develop your knowledge on human rights and how they are realised or inhibited
  • Adopt a critical, gendered perspective on economics

Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice

The Mary Robinson 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.

Graduate prospects

Graduates of the MSc Climate Justice have found rewarding careers with development organisations, the UN and related organisations, government agencies, consultancy businesses and non-profit organisations - as well as within academic and research institutions.

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