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Sustainable Development Pathways

This degree is structured to provide each student with core (required) sustainable development courses, but also the chance to focus on a particular 'pathway' or main subject area students will follow throughout their 4 year degree. The five possible 'pathways' (or main subject areas) are: Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Social Anthropology or Geography.

In addition to the 'pathway' and core sustainable development courses, students will also have the chance to choose outside options from a wide range of additional subject areas.

To illustrate, the sample tables below feature the required and optional courses that students pursuing certain pathways may take across their 4 years:

Sustainable Development with a Geography pathway

Year Core SD Courses Main Subject Area Courses Outside Options Courses Total

Credits
1 Sustainable Development 1a: Introducing Sustainable Development

Science & Society 1b: Nature & Environment
Human Geography

Earth Surface Systems
Courses from any: Art, Divinity, Education, History, Classics, Archaeology, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Physics, Astronomy or Biomedical Sciences 120
2 Sustainable Development 2a: Perspectives

Science & Society 2b: Sustainability, Society & Environment
Economic and Political Geography OR Environmental Sensitivity & Change

Geomorphology OR Social and Cultural Geography
Courses from any: Art, Divinity, Education, History, Classics, Archaeology, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Physics, Astronomy or Biomedical Sciences 120
3 Cases in Sustainable Development Quantitative Methods in Geography

Qualitative Methods in Geography

Research Design in Geography

EITHER Geography Matters OR The Nature of Geographical Knowledge

PLUS One of the following: Geography Fieldwork Foundations (Human); Geography Fieldwork Foundations (Physical)
Courses from any subject area provided that a) pre-requisites for that course have been met and b) the course is linked to a sustainable development theme. 120
4 Dissertation Honours level geography courses Courses from any subject area provided that a) pre-requisites for that course have been met and b) the course is linked to a sustainable development theme. 120

Sustainable Development with a Politics pathway

Year Core SD Courses Main Subject area courses Outside Options courses Credits total
1 Sustainable Development 1a: Introducing Sustainable Development

Science & Society 1b: Nature & Environment
Introduction to Politics & International Relations

Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Courses from any: Art, Divinity, Education, History, Classics, Archaeology, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Physics, Astronomy or Biomedical Sciences 120
2 Sustainable Development 2a: Perspectives

Science & Society 2b: Sustainability, Society & Environment
International Cooperation in Europe & Beyond

Social & Political Theory OR Social & Political Enquiry
Courses from any: Art, Divinity, Education, History, Classics, Archaeology, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Physics, Astronomy or Biomedical Sciences 120
3 Cases in Sustainable Development Honours Politics courses

NOTE: Across years 3 and 4 you must take 2 of the following courses: Global Justice and Citizenship; Comparative Politics; Approaches to Politics and International Relations
Courses from any subject area provided that a) pre-requisites for that course have been met and b) the course is linked to a sustainable development theme. 120
4 Dissertation Honours Politics courses

NOTE: Across years 3 and 4 you must take 2 of the following courses:Global Justice and Citizenship; Comparative Politics; Approaches to Politics and International Relations
Courses from any subject area provided that a) pre-requisites for that course have been met and b) the course is linked to a sustainable development theme. 120

Sustainable Development with an International Relations pathway

Year Core SD Courses Main Subject area courses Outside Options courses Credits total
1 Sustainable Development 1a: Introducing Sustainable Development

Science & Society 1b: Nature & Environment
Introduction to Politics & International Relations

International Law

Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Courses from any: Art, Divinity, Education, History, Classics, Archaeology, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Physics, Astronomy or Biomedical Sciences 120
2 Sustainable Development 2a: Perspectives

Science & Society 2b: Sustainability, Society & Environment
International Cooperation in Europe & Beyond

Social & Political Theory OR Social & Political Enquiry
Courses from any: Art, Divinity, Education, History, Classics, Archaeology, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Physics, Astronomy or Biomedical Sciences 120
3 Cases in Sustainable Development Honours International Relations courses

NOTE: Across years 3 and 4 you must take 2 of the following courses: Global Justice and Citizenship; International Political Economy; International Security; Approaches to Politics and International Relations; Theories of International Relations
Courses from any subject area provided that a) pre-requisites for that course have been met and b) the course is linked to a sustainable development theme. 120
4 Dissertation Honours International Relations courses

NOTE: Across years 3 and 4 you must take 2 of the following courses: Global Justice and Citizenship; International Political Economy; International Security; Approaches to Politics and International Relations and International Relations; Theories of International Relations
Courses from any subject area provided that a) pre-requisites for that course have been met and b) the course is linked to a sustainable development theme. 120

This is explained in more detail in the Programme Handbook available on enrolment and in the Degree Programme Timetable (DPT)

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