What is Social Innovation? Social innovation is the development of new ideas, services and models to better address social issues. Over the past couple of decades, this concept has become known world-wide. Social innovation can help empower disadvantaged groups and restructure power relations in relation to how they are implemented. Social innovation often emerges from civil society to disrupt or pose an alternative to the status quo. Examples include the form of microfinance initiatives or social enterprises which can imply new forms of collaboration that encourage new and less hierarchical relationships between government, civil society and citizens.
This postgraduate program will help students develop their knowledge and expertise in this exciting field of study. The MSc Social Innovation from Glasgow Caledonian University shares its home with the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health. This centre is GCU’s world-leading research facility and is delivered by the award-winning Glasgow School for Business and Society.
Organizations which encourage, facilitate and deliver social innovation in all sectors (private, public or third sectors,) are searching for the right mix of critical, intellectually curious and entrepreneurial scholars. This MSc program will prepare students for this sector which requires practitioners who are armed with the knowledge and mindset needed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Are you interested in being a forward thinker to help solve current issues in society? Would you like to find out more about the program and how to apply? If you are applying from Canada, please contact Barclay Educational Services. Email JSB@barclayedu.com Barclay is a recognized agent of GCU in Canada. As such there is no charge for our services. The University pays our fee.