Global Development and Sustainability at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Global Development and Sustainability

Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Our Global Development and Sustainability course at Bath Spa University teaches you about the environmental, social, economic and geopolitical challenges facing the developed and developing world. This course will examine the relevant geographical concepts and apply geographical methods and techniques to real-world problems. You will learn principles in physical and human geography throughout your degree, which you will apply to the study and solving of development issues.

  • A strong vocational focus to the course
  • Be supported by a friendly team of lecturers, who are excellent teachers and active researchers.
  • Specialise in areas of particular interest, by choosing specific modules.
  • Opportunities to undertake an extended work placement, a volunteer placement and an industry-relevant project.

Course details


Year 1 introduces the theories and realities of development and sustainability issues globally. You will acquire the foundational geography skills to equip you to develop your interests and skills in these fields. There are also optional modules to choose from, these may include social and economic inequalities; development organisations and structures; and many more. In Year 2 you will acquire more specialist knowledge and skills in relevant topics, your research skills are developed through an extended research project where you will apply your growing mastery of your subject to real-world problems and issues. You will also start to further explore career options and planning, with opportunities to do a work placement or volunteering overseas. Optional modules are also available. Year 3 will see you further specialise and develop your skills as an independent scholar by undertaking dissertation research. Alternatively you can undertake an extended work placement with a relevant research report. Optional modules are available. Please refer to our website for more information.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC A Level - Grades BCC - CCC preferred with Grade C in Geography, Sociology Economics or Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points A minimum score of 26 points required.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Global Development and Sustainability at Bath Spa University - UCAS