University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Global Urban Justice

Cities are becoming crucibles of political action and contest around diverse aspects of social, environmental and spatial justice. Across the world we face multiple challenges of climate change, migration and citizenship that threaten our very social and ecological sustainability. The MA in Global Urban Justice (GUJ) combines cutting-edge theoretical and methodological training with real-world experience of working with civil society organisations and campaign groups. It aims to meet a growing demand for interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise in the challenges of contemporary urbanisation and social justice. If you�re interested in becoming part of a new generation of urban practitioners who are theoretically informed, methodologically proficient and empirically grounded, and who can work across disciplinary divides to create more just, sustainable and inclusive urban environments, this course is for you.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2.1 (Hons) in geography, sociology, social policy, politics, international relations, or a related subject. Relevant work experience is viewed positively and is taken into account, particularly for candidates whose 1st degree grade is slightly below our requirement. If you�re interested in this programme but are unsure if you have the necessary background, please get in touch with us to discuss your position. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: thinking through global urban (in) justice, qualitative research methods; collaborative research placement, dissertation for global urban justice; reclaiming the city (long or short module); action research in urban contexts; quantitative and spatial methods, global environmental ethics; critical perspectives in environment and development; global issues in transport.

Assessment methods

The programme encompasses a range of assessment types and methods that both test and enable learning. These include: 1000-word blog posts, critical essays ranging from 1500-5000 words, group project and individual project reports (1500-3000 words), case study reports, verbal presentations, research plans, public-facing articles and dissertation thesis (10000 words).

Sponsorship information

Each year, the School of Geography offers a number of partial fee scholarships for Master students. These scholarships are designed to provide exceptional opportunities to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. Please read the terms and conditions before applying.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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