What we offer you
- A transdisciplinary approach from the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences.
- A bridge between the theoretical discussions of the economic, environmental, and social principles of GSD, and the practical policies and solutions that could shape the future.
- The chance to engage with a degree programme structured around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, tackling 'Big Questions' such as water scarcity, climate change, human rights, wealth inequality, bodies and health, 'green growth', and sustainable finance.
- An integrated study abroad placement where you'll spend part of your second year with Monash University in either Melbourne, Australia, or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Or, continue studying at Warwick in your second year and complete a work placement. A year-long study abroad or work placement option is also available.
- Careers and skills support throughout and after your degree, as well as skill enhancing certificates in Coaching Practice, Digital Literacy, Professional Communication, and Sustainability.
- Opportunity to be part of a thriving student community, diverse and international by nature, with over 250 student societies, a dedicated network of welfare support services, and fantastic campus facilities.
What can I study?
You can view the full list of modules (a unit/course of study) offered for here. Modules offered each year can and do change due to staff availability. We therefore recommend you explore the current list as a guideline for what you could study.
How will I be assessed?
We want to prepare you to be effective and successful contributors in the world of work, so we have designed our assessment methods accordingly. Traditional assessment methods are useful tools for testing your knowledge, and you will complete a number of essays and formal examinations throughout your degree. However, we also believe that you should be assessed based on skills adaptable for the workplace, and so you will be completing research papers, policy briefings, posters, portfolios, reports, and presentations. Upon completing your degree, you'll benefit enormously from this interdisciplinary skill set and in depth knowledge of sustainability as you pursue an array of career pathways.
- 3 years full-time; or
- 3 years full-time with integrated study abroad programme; or
- 4 years full-time with intercalated year spent either studying abroad or on work placement.
Our entry requirements depend on the course you wish to apply to. Please see the entry requirements for our degrees.
Find out more about fees and funding.
National Student Survey 2022
- Our single honours Global Sustainable Development course scored 93.3% for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022.
- Our Global Sustainable Development courses (single honours and joint courses collectively) scored 87.2% in the National Student Survey 2022.
* 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).
"I now have peers from all over the world that share the same passion as I do "
Hana Naziha Chua (Single honours GSD graduate)
"I feel as GSD students that we are connected to the growing dialogue of issues concerning sustainable development across all of the SDGs and also across multiple disciplines"
Liam Shah (Economic Studies and GSD graduate)
GSD forces you to think critically, to re-think and re-design the present continuously"
Josefa Voigt (GSD and Business Studies graduate)