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Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development

Modules of study in your first year
Term GSD Modules CATS
Term 1 Economic Principles of GSD 15
Term 1 Social Principles of GSD 15
Term 2 Environmental Principles of GSD 15
Term 2 GSD Mini-Project 15
Term Life Sciences Modules CATS
Term 1 & 2 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 24
Term 1 Agents of Infectious Disease 12
Term 2 Animal and Plant Biology 12
Term 1 Chemistry for Biologists

(for students without a Chemistry A Level)

0
  AND EITHER  
Term 3 Environmental Field Trip for GSD 12
  OR  
Term 1 - 2 Tutorials 12
Term First Year Certificate  
Term 1 Certificate of Digital Literacy  
Modules of study in your second year
Term GSD Modules CATS
Term 1 & 2 Bodies, Health and Sustainable Development 30
  OR
Term 1 & 2 Food Systems: Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability 30
  AND  
Term 1 & 2 Any approved module with a global sustainable development focus offered by any department. 30
Term Life Sciences Modules CATS
Term 1 Ecology and Environment 18
Term 2 Ecology and its Applications 12
Term 1 Environmental Biology Lab 6
  Choice of TWO of the following modules:  
Term 1 & 2 Tutorial Programme assessments 12
Term 1 Plant Molecular Development 12
Term 1 Microbial Pathogens 12
Term 2 Science Communication 12
Term 2 Genetics and Genomics 12
Term 2 Evolution 12
Term 3 Environmental Field Trip for GSD

(if not already taken in Year 1)

12
Term Second Year Certificates  
Term 3 Certificate of Professional Communication with Work Placement  
Term 2 Certificate of Coaching Practice  
Term 3 Certificate of Sustainability  
Modules of study in your second year, if you elect to take a term abroad
Term GSD Modules CATS
Term 1 Bodies, Health and Sustainable Development 15
  OR
Term 1 Food Systems: Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability 15
  AND  
Term 1 Any approved module with a global sustainable development focus offered by any department. 15
Term Life Sciences Modules CATS
Term 1 Ecology and Environment 18
  And ONE of the following modules:  
Term 1 Microbial Pathogens 12
Term 1 Plant Molecular Development 12

Term 2 is spent abroad; relevant modules taught in Term 2 are offered by the partner institution abroad.

Modules of study in your third and final year
Term GSD Modules CATS
Term 1 & 2 Dissertation / Long Project 30
Term 1 & 2 Any approved modules with a global sustainable development focus. 30
Term Life Sciences Modules CATS
  EITHER  
  Five 12 CATS modules from the following:  
Term 1 Exploiting Innovation in Biology 12
Term 1 Environmental Science and Management 12
Term 1 Extreme Environmental Biology 12
Term 1 One World Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases 12
Term 2 Science Communication

(if not already taken in Year 2)

12
Term 2 Bioenergy and Biorefining 12
Term 2 Synthetic Biology 12
  OR  
Term 1 - 3 Research Project 30
Term 1 Year 3 Environmental Biology Lab

(if not already taken in Year 2)

6
Term 1 & 2 Two 12 CATS modules 24
  OR  
Term 1 - 3 Research Project 30
Term 1 & 2 Three 12 CATS modules 36

What if you could combine Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development?

The BASc in Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development is unique to Warwick University. It is a joint course that allows you to combine study of the topical subject of Global Sustainable Development (GSD), in depth at undergraduate level, with a study of a subject that you are passionate about, Life Sciences.

On this course you will learn how to use your passion for Life Sciences and apply it to answering the Big Questions of our time. You will benefit from learning at an institution which has a world-wide reputation for its expertise in Life Sciences and a unique cross-institutional approach to examining issues of global sustainable development; evidenced by the University's ten interdisciplinary Global Research Priorities which are all related to different aspects of GSD.

For more information about the course, please visit Course Webpage.

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