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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 Optional Modules CATS
Terms 1 & 2 Any approved options from within or outside of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies 60
Term First Year Certificate  
Term 1 Certificate of Digital Literacy  
Modules of study in your second year
Term GSD Modules CATS
Terms 1 & 2 Bodies, Health and Sustainable Development 30
  OR
Terms 1 & 2 Food Systems: Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability 30
  AND  
Terms 1 & 2 Any approved module(s) from the Global Sustainable Development department 30
Term Optional Modules CATS
Terms 1 & 2 Any approved options from within and/or outside of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies 60
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 from the Global Sustainable Development department 15
Term Optional Modules CATS
Term 1 Choice of two approved 15 CAT modules from options within or outside the School for Cross-Faculty Studies 30

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 World of Work 15
Term 1 The Energy Trilemma 15
  AND
Terms 1 & 2 Dissertation / Long Project 30
  OR
Terms 1 & 2 Option(s) from the Global Sustainable Development department 30
Term Optional Modules CATS
Terms 1 & 2 Any approved options from within and/or outside of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies 60

What if you could study Global Sustainable Development?

The BASc in Global Sustainable Development is unique to Warwick University. Building upon the success of the existing joint degree courses and taking account of feedback received from current and prospective students, this new course allows you to study in-depth the issues around Global Sustainable Development that concern you most.

You will study the same core modules as on the existing joint degree courses and can structure the remaining part of each year of the course yourself by choosing modules from the range of those offered by the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) team and modules provided by other departments around the University which have a Global Sustainable Development focus.

So, if you are not wedded to the study of a ‘traditional’ academic subject, if you are interested in the world’s problems and want to learn more about them, if you want to make a difference to the world, if you are flexible and adaptable and able to consider global issues from different perspectives and understand their complexity, if you can think creatively about potential solutions then our new course is ideal.

Course Overview