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University of Warwick

Degree level: Undergraduate

Global Sustainable Development

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Course summary

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Why Warwick? The University of Warwick is a world-leading university, born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration. We’ve built a strong reputation for upholding the highest academic and research standards. Today, more than 27,000 students thrive in a supportive, welcoming space where everything you need to study, live and have fun is close to hand. Explore what Warwick has to offer, and you’ll develop a skillset that sets you apart, and sets you up to succeed. What that success looks like is up to you. The course Do you want to identify solutions for global inequalities in food, education, work, and justice? Do you agree that our environment and societies are becoming increasingly unstable and volatile? Do you want to expand your knowledge of the social, economic, and environmental injustices that are unsustainable and demand change throughout the world? If you’re keen to search for the answers and make a difference to our world, our Global Sustainable Development (GSD) course will help you to explore how we can work and live in a way that safeguards environmental, social and economic wellbeing, both in the present and for future generations. Our students are aspiring global citizens with social consciences. They are flexible, adaptable and broad-minded. By studying GSD, you’ll take a transdisciplinary approach and confront issues from a diverse array of perspectives. You’ll need to be ready to think creatively and embrace new opinions from your peers from across the world. We’ll challenge you to become an active participant in your own learning and help you to develop professional skills through certificates you’ll complete as part of the course. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend part of your second year studying abroad at our partner institution, Monash University, home to the world-leading Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Alternatively, you may choose to apply for an intercalated year spent either studying abroad or on a work placement (subject to you meeting departmental academic requirements). Students are automatically enrolled on the three-year course, however you have the option to change to a four-year course with an intercalated year in the third year.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeL8A1
Institution code W20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA To include grade B in English and Mathematics at GCSE. Offers exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points To include English and Mathematics.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Home fees are provisional pending government confirmation of fee levels for 2021/22. Islands fees are set at the level of Home fees so are also provisional pending government confirmation of fee levels for 2021/22. There have been no decisions on EU fee status for those commencing study in 2021/22, following the UK's full withdrawal from the EU. International fees vary depending on course. Please refer to https://warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/finance/fees/overseasfees/ and search for your course. Students commencing with Warwick Business School on a Foundation Year or undertaking a Graduate Entry Medicine degree (MB ChB) should refer to https://warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/finance/fees/ for confirmation of their fees. Please refer to the following link for the latest information on tuition fees (https://warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/finance/fees/).
Global Sustainable Development at University of Warwick - UCAS