Data Literacy for Social and Environmental Justice (Data for Justice)

This programme will help you develop a range of skills to strengthen your potential to address injustices that harm human and non-human populations and the environment. 

It will build your ability to explore, manage, analyse, interpret, visualise, and communicate data to a range of audiences, from lay publics to academics and policymakers. 

The programme is ideal for:

  • professionals seeking to enhance their data literacy and science communication skills, who currently work in the public or private sector on issues of social justice or environmental degradation
  • those looking to move into a career in social justice or environmental advocacy, policy, or education
  • recent graduates seeking additional training before entering or re-entering the workforce.

Key information

  • Scholarships of up to £6,000 towards the course fees are available to successful students.
  • Qualifications available include the PgCert (up to two years), PgDip (lasting one to three years), or MSc (lasting one to three years).
  • Start in January or September 2024.
  • Five-week modules with asynchronous content allow maximum flexibility to fit into your current schedule.
  • Optional one or two-week Data for Justice summer residential stay at the University of St Andrews.
  • An adaptive learning approach lets you focus on either social or environmental data, or both.

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Learning outcomes

  • Independent, flexible, and critical thinking
  • Ability to summarise complex material
  • A critical appreciation of the epistemological and theoretical foundations of quantitative research design, methodology, techniques, and data ethics
  • Ability to critically evaluate claims based on quantitative research in the social or environmental sciences
  • Ability to grasp and communicate material drawn from a broad range of academic disciplines
  • Ability to convey knowledge effectively within a community of social or environmental scientists, various publics, and other stakeholders through oral presentations, written text, and graphics

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