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The first term will consist of theoretical/foundational courses on degrowth, environmental justice, alternative economics and political ecology.

The second term will provide specialized courses on the commons, on methodological tools such as Q-methodology, analysis of social metabolism, multi-criteria evaluation, alongside professional development courses, such as courses on how to set-up a new economy initiative, how to run a social or environmental justice campaign, how to write for the media, and how to engage policy-making on the local level.

The third term will consist of the final project. It will be conducted individually or in groups. The final project can be the result of scientific research or of something non academic like producing a documentary, writing an article for a newspaper, preparing a business plan for a social enterprise, or organizing a campaign for an NGO.

We strive to include a decolonial perspective in the master though it is important to note that most of the teachers are researchers from, and trained in, Europe and the Global North.

Subject Credits Type

Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Degrowth

6 ECTS

Obligatory

Environmental Justice: Origins, Theory, Issues and Movements

6 ECTS

Obligatory

Political Ecology and Degrowth Economics

9 ECTS

Obligatory

Transformations

6 ECTS

Obligatory

Methodological Applications for Action-Research

9 ECTS

Obligatory

Professional skills in Environmental Justice and Degrowth

9 ECTS

Obligatory

Final Project

15 ECTS

Obligatory

Itinerary

To obtain the master can follow two options:

- Registering the master

- Registering at each of the modules that make up the master, and finally, the final project.

Related programmes

Course in Environmental Justice: Origins, Theory, Issues and Movements
Course in Methodological Applications for Action-Research
Course in Political Ecology and Degrowth Economics
Course in Professional skills in Environmental Justice and Degrowth
Course in Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Degrowth
Course in Transformations

Specific skills

The program focuses on theoretical, methodological and also practical and professional skills which will give capacity:
- To work with key concepts in political ecology, degrowth and alternative economics; such as the theory of common goods, social metabolism, care, alternatives to development, dematerialization, the frontiers of extraction of resources or the gross domestic product.
- To apply different methodological tools, both qualitative and quantitative, for the rigorous analysis of environmental and social problems to carry out participatory research and action-research projects.
- To be able to identify research needs, formulate research questions and identify the methodological tools and information necessary to carry out action research
- Know how to identify needs and plan steps to establish a demand or campaign against a polluting agency or company
- To identify gaps and start a non-profit or cooperative business that meets real human needs and creates social value.
- To carry out a communication campaign using social networks and capacity to approach journalists and communicate complex research.

Transferable skills

Cross competencies that will offer abilities
- To communicate knowledge and research to specialized and non-specialized audiences
- To teamwork in field work and in an interdisciplinary context, as well as to develop attitudes and skills for participation and collaboration in a research team or organizations
- To write different types of texts; from academic papers to policy reports, press, blogs or consultancies.
- To use group dynamics and other group facilitation skills to facilitate participatory processes, meetings and presentations.

Title obtained

Master's Degree in Political Ecology. Degrowth and Environmental Justice

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