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Environment and Social Change

BA
  • UCAS code F650
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

This programme is currently under development and may be subject to change

The course

From climate change, food and water security and sustainable urbanisation, to poverty, health inequality, and migration, responding to the world’s challenges as a global society is more important than ever, requiring new thinking that cuts across traditional subject boundaries.

This new interdisciplinary degree is designed to address 21st-century issues facing humanity and our planet. It will provide the theoretical knowledge and skillset about our environments and environmentalisms for motivated individuals to develop their careers, as policy-makers, environmental experts and scientists, and advocates for change across diverse fields.

A key feature of this innovative degree is the opportunity to take modules across the departments of Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography and Psychology, with further contributions from other disciplines including options in Politics and Business & Management. Students can choose to specialise through one of several pathways, for example, developing as skilled campaigners able to lead grassroots movements, policy-makers able to develop frameworks for governance, and scientists who are able to communicate state-of-the-art findings in accessible language and with contextual nuance.

You will be taught by international research leaders across a broad range of topics, with options to acquire real-world experience through placements as part of an embedded approach to developing your employability and transferable skills. Highlights include a social change toolkit, equipping you with practical skills and a research project, designed to apply knowledge to real-world problems, and develop your expertise to contribute to social change.

- Examine key questions about environmental challenges locally & globally

- Develop an understanding of how social change can be achieved to address these challenges

- Learn with internationally recognised experts in their fields

- Become versatile in synthesising diverse knowledge and how to communicate this effectively.

This flexible, interdisciplinary course lets you tailor your learning, offering a wide array of optional modules to choose from. You will be part of a supportive learning environment with small group seminars, and tutorials encouraging development and cooperation

Synthesis of disparate knowledge represents, undoubtedly, the single most important learning outcome of this new degree, and you’ll join a stimulating tutorial system to debate with staff and students and be guided in your knowledge development.

More details about the teaching and assessment of this new degree will follow soon.

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