- School/Institute/Department: School of Geography
- Subjects: Community organising
- Audience: General Public
The MA Community Organising is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the theory, history and practice of community organising in the wider context of contemporary academic debate about social, political and economic change. It provides the intellectual and practical training that postgraduate students require to work as a community organiser, or in a related field. At a broader level it is also designed to strengthen the cadre of community organisers being developed in the UK, through an ongoing partnership with Citizens UK.
Taking the MA Community Organising guarantees students the opportunity to work on a placement as an organiser with London Citizens, the broad-based alliance that has pioneered the London living wage, now benefiting thousands of low paid Londoners; CitySafe Havens to foster community safety; the demand for an earned regularisation to turn Strangers into Citizens; and laid the ground for a Community Land Trust as part of a People’s Olympics in 2012.
The programme is taught through a range of innovative pedagogical methods including seminars, student-led presentations and practical work experience.