Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of research methods. Prepare yourself for an academic or professional career with a focus on policy and the environment. On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate:
- a critical understanding of research-based sustainability literature across a range of disciplines
- comprehension of the relationships between theory and practice in the field of sustainability
- thorough and in-depth understanding of key debates relating to environmental challenges, and the resilience and adaptability of human systems.
- detailed and comprehensive understanding of current issues across disciplines within the theme of sustainability studies
- University of Exeter
- University of Bristol
- University of the West of England
This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2023 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023. Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. Compulsory course units These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units. Semester 1 Advanced interdisciplinary research design (collaboratively delivered unit) Contemporary debates in sustainability (collaboratively delivered unit) Research apprenticeship project (MRes) Quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods Qualitative methods 1 Principles and skills of social research Semester 2 Advanced interdisciplinary research design (collaboratively delivered unit) Contemporary debates in sustainability (collaboratively delivered unit) Research apprenticeship project (MRes) One of: Environmental and resource economics Theories of corporate social responsibility any sustainability-related unit at our partner institution (as approved by the Director of Studies and subject to availability) Plus one unit from: Quantitative methods 2 Qualitative methods 2 Independent research essay Summer MRes dissertation
Attendance Coursework Essay Multiple choice examination Online assessment Practical work Seminar Written examination Other
British qualifications Typical offer You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate social sciences subject such as psychology, sociology, geography, policy studies or socio-legal studies. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.
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