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BASc Sociology and Global Sustainable Development

Business Studies
Bachelor of Arts & Sciences

Three Year Programme

Joint Honours with GSD and Sociology Departments
Study abroad & work placement opportunities

Sociology - the study of humans in society - is at the heart of the roadmap towards a sustainable future. Each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals has a sociological aspect, and understanding the social implications of world trade, economic growth, and climate change has never been more critical. Since the birth of the neoliberal era, major global transformations have redefined societies across the world, producing social unrest, increased wealth inequality, and new migration trends. Sociologists are now focusing on why the current organisation of society might itself be unsustainable, researching innovative solutions to develop social-environmental relationships that are less environmentally harmful. By studying Sociology with Global Sustainable Development (GSD) you will be combining sociological concepts including race, identity, ethnicity, and gender and applying these to global issues such as wealth inequality, elite power, and food security. The interdisciplinary approach of a GSD BASc will give you the creative freedom to research topics that you feel most connected to.

Essential information


Entry requirements

A level:
  • AAB
  • You will also need grade B/grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE
  • 36 to include Mathematics and English

For more information please see here.

UCAS code



An Honours Degree requires a minimum of 360 CATS during the course, comprising 120 CATS per year. For this course of study, credits are normally split equally between Global Sustainable Development modules and modules offered by the Department of Sociology.


Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc)

Location of study

University of Warwick

Tuition fees

Find out more about fees and funding

Additional course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement or study abroad will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.

* You will be automatically enrolled on the three-year course, however, you have the option to change to a four-year course with an intercalated year in your third year. During the intercalated year, you may pursue a study abroad programme or a work placement (subject to you meeting departmental academic requirements).