You will study two core courses. The first will introduce the concept and principles of sustainable development, and the second will examine the relationships between science and society, focusing on nature and the environment.
You will also choose a main subject area and select two further options from a wide range from across the University.
In the first semester you will explore key topics pertaining to the concept of sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will build on these in the second semester by examining key environmental resource issues. You will also continue to study courses from your main subject area and two other sustainability-related courses.
You will take the core course Case Studies in Sustainable Development, a fieldwork-based course, and undertake a dissertation on a real world sustainable development issue. You will receive guidance from either a geography or social science supervisor, depending on your topic. You also choose two honours level options in your main subject area, and two from other related disciplines, in both years.
As year 3.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAA (minimum) but typically AAAAA (first sitting) plus English at National 5 at C.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English at National 5 at C. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Social and Political Science