On this course, students develop their ability to analyse, evaluate and critically review theory and policy debates relating to sustainability and to to draw on international perspectives and examples of best practice in relation to methods of evaluation and assessment of sustainability. They will design and plan interventions for creating change to promote greater sustainability across different scales, and design and undertake a substantial independent research project to address significant areas of theory and/or practice.
Each of the 5 pathways contains a common core comprising ‘principles of sustainability’ and ‘transformation for sustainability’, along with the ‘research training’ module. Each named pathway then comprises a specialised core module and then options drawn from a wide range of electives. All 5 pathways feature a 60 credit individual research project, the weighting of which reflects the importance of independent investigation and permitting students to develop expertise in their chosen area through effectively 4 months of dedicated research.
Assessment follows a variety of styles including individual essays and practical assignments along with formal written examinations; to group exercises and peer group assessment
A good Honours degree, equivalent to UK standards, preferably at upper 2nd Class or above. IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.