BSc (Hons) Global Sustainable Development (Top Up)

BSc (Hons) Global Sustainable Development (Top Up) image

Introducing you to the concepts and thinking behind the idea of sustainability, the Programme starts by exploring key thinkers and issues in engaging the global community with the notion of sustainable development. At the same time, we introduce you to important ways to investigate, interrogate, and analyse new research in sustainable development, and get used to the expectations that Higher Education puts on you. We then focus upon the connections between the classic ‘three pillars’ of sustainability; society, economy, and the environment, as it is these connections that present the greatest challenges and opportunities to forging a sustainable World.

The course aims to:

  • Provide a sound, and critical, understanding of sustainable development, particularly with reference to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Show how sustainability is conceived and practiced differently across the globe.
  • Provide key theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of subjects that are important considerations within the SDGs.
  • Enable students to understand the role of individuals, communities, and institutions in delivering sustainable development.
  • Foster debate and enable students to express reasoned, evidence-based arguments.


Key information


Sustainability on your doorstep

Methods for Sustainability Research

Space and Society: A social lens for sustainability

Sustainability and the Natural World

Economics, Business and Sustainability

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