An interdisciplinary Masters programme, that draws from economics, sociology, politics and education, to offer a unique approach to inequality studies. Students with backgrounds across the social sciences are welcome, and the programme can be structured to focus on a number of important areas within inequality studies.Apply by 30 November 2023
Sustainable and inclusive recovery | Seeks to ensure a post-Covid-19 economic recovery that creates a more egalitarian world, priorities the interests of the global South.
Public Economy | This project focuses on budget policy and fiscal institutions, as well as macro-fiscal choices and their consequences for social policy and distribution.
Pre-Distribution and Ownership | Seeks to investigates how the production system can be reconfigured to generate outcomes that improve equity within society.
The Gender Pay Gap | Seeks to understand the gender pay gap in South Africa. Despite advances in the post-apartheid era, women still lack access to the formal economy.
Wealth Inequality and Elites | Seeks to link elite studies and wealth distribution work to understand inequality because how wealth is distributed both reflects and reinforces who holds power in society.
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) | It is one of the largest and most far-reaching socio-economic experiments to reduce inequality and broaden ownership and economic participation in South Africa's history.
Digital Technologies and Future of Work | Seeks to look at the role of digital technologies in reshaping the world of work(ers) in the global South and the implications for inequality.
The Climate change and inequality | The project aims to generate research and evidence for climate and social policy, which supports climate justice and transformative just transition.