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Sustainable Development

University of the Highlands and Islands

Venues

UHI Argyll, UHI Outer Hebrides, UHI West Highland, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

The world is facing the prospect of a climate emergency, with decision-makers grappling with how to understand and respond to the pressures on our environment and society. Sustainable Development, from the local to the global, is essential if society is to tackle the challenges faced. The necessary changes will impact on every facet of society, culture and the economy; this is a critical moment to study sustainability.

On this BA (Hons) Sustainable Development degree you will learn the facts about climate change, explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and consider potential and emerging solutions such as the Green New Deals, the concept of ‘degrowth’ and the transition to wellbeing economies, leaving you ideally placed to influence, or indeed become, one of the decision-makers.

This degree also focuses on how communities can shape this more sustainable form of development, particularly rural communities. Most of our teaching team are located in the Western Isles, where 75% of people live on community-owned land, which sets the context for you to study community-based development, land reform, community empowerment and community energy projects, which can all contribute to a more sustainable future.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including two relevant subjects.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

D448

Course Length

4 years

Department

Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uhi.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals