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Modules

We are continually updating our modules to reflect the latest research and expertise within our Department. Please note, we are currently updating this page to outline the modules offered in the 23-24 academic year.

MPhil/PhD core module

In the first year of your MPhil/PhD, you will have the opportunity to undertake 20 CATs of postgraduate module(s) and establish a personal development plan in collaboration with your supervisors. Please see below for modules you may want to consider from within the GSD Department.

MASc core modules

Code

Title

Convenor(s)

CATS

Term

GD908-20

Leading Transformation in the Anthropocene

View the 2021-22 module page

Dr Romain Chenet

20

1

GD909-20

Global Challenges and Transdisciplinary Responses 

View the 2021-22 module page

Dr Martin Lima Velazquez 20 1

IP901-20

Creating Knowledge for Change: Foundations of Transdisciplinary Research

View the 2021-22 module page

Dr William Rupp

20

1

MASc students on campus looking at soil samples
MASc students in the labs on campus looking at soil samples
GSD students on campus looking at soil samples

Above: GSD students examining soil samples on campus as part of the Global Challenges and Transdisciplinary Responses module.


MASc optional core modules

Code

Title

Convenor(s)

CATS

Term

GD904-10

Qualitative Approaches to Sustainable Development

View the 2021-22 module page

Professor St├ęphanie Panichelli-Batalla

10

2

GD905-10

Quantitative Approaches to Sustainable Development

View the 2021-22 module page

Dr Marta Guerriero

10

2

GD906-10

Policy, Governance and Sustainable Development

View the 2021-22 module page

Dr Nicholas Bernards

10

2

MASc capstone projects

Code

Title

Convenor

CATS

Term(s)

GD901-60

Research Project

View the 2021-22 module page

Dr Martin Lima Velazquez 60 3 and summer

GD902-60

Workplace Project

View the 2021-22 module page

TBC

60

3 and summer

GD903-60

Practice-based Project

View the 2021-22 module page

Dr Jonathan Clarke

60

3 and summer

Discover some of the exciting capstone projects led by our first cohort of MASc students.

MASc optional modules

The module list below is an indicative rather than an exhaustive list of possible optional modules. If you wish to take other optional modules from across the university, please discuss with your Personal Tutor and the Programme Director.

Please note that if any optional modules are run in Term 1, it may not be possible to enrol on them. As the majority of optional modules are outside the School for Cross-faculty Studies, it will be the other department's decision when and whether modules run in the next academic year.

Code

Title

Department

Convenor

CATS

Term(s)

GD911-20/30

Sustainable Urbanisation: from Risk to Resilience

View the 2021-22 module page

GSD Dr Jonathan Clarke 20 or 30 2
GD912-20/30

Popular Movements and Sustainable Change

View the 2021-22 module page

GSD Dr Romain Chenet 20 or 30 2
GD913-20/30

Care-ful Sustainability: Place, Culture and Value

GSD Dr Xiaodong Lin 20 or 30 2
GD914-20/30

Critical Perspectives on Business and Global Sustainable Development

GSD Dr Maria Gavris 20 or 30 2

IP906-20

Health and Well-being across the life course

This is a new module for the 2023-24 academic year.

Liberal Arts, SCFS Lauren Bird 20 2

IL913-15

Urban Resilience, Disasters and Data

View the 2021-22 module page

Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning

Dr Vangelis Pitidis

15

Not available for 22/23 as scheduled for term 1

EN963-20,

EN963-30

Resource Fictions: Studies in World Literature

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Professor Graeme Macdonald 20 or 30 2 (TBC)

EN9B5-30

World Literature in the Anthropocene

View the 2021-22 module page

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Dr Nick Lawrence

30 TBC

IL907-10,

IL907-20

Habitability in the Universe Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning

Dr David Armstrong

10 or 20 2

EQ930-30

Education for Sustainable Development

View the 2021-22 module page

Education Studies

Dr Nicholas Lee

30

TBC

IL905

Thinking Water Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning

Dr Elena Riva

10, 15, 20 or 30 2
TH993-30

Socially Engaged Performance: Interventions and Provocations

View the 2021-22 module page

Theatre and Performance Studies

Professor Nadine Holdsworth 30 2

Certificate

Title

Convenor

Term(s)

  New for the 2022/23 academic year: Carbon Literacy Certificate

Dr Rosa Fernandez

1, 2, or 3

Please note: Module availability and staffing may change year on year depending on availability and other operational factors. The School for Cross-faculty Studies makes no guarantee that any modules will be offered in a particular year, or that they will necessarily be taught by the staff listed on these pages.