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Sustainability

Sustainability

Overview

Our Sustainability pathway lets you look at the ways in which systems function, and prompts you to make interventions to support sustainable solutions. Warwick is at the forefront of sustainability education, and Liberal Arts works closely with our partners in Global Sustainable Development (GSD) to support students on this pathway.

Students on this pathway take modules that cover sustainability and sustainable development from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including ecology, biology, geography, history, politics and governance, business and management, and education.

Modules

Please note that this pathway is an ‘open pathway’ in that it is not set in stone, and you are free to select relevant modules from around the University – with guidance from your Personal Tutor and the Liberal Arts Director of Undergraduate Studies – to suit the aspect of Sustainability that you are exploring. The modules listed below represent an illustration of the route which you might take through the pathway, but many other variations are possible.

Learn more about the Sustainability modules on offer in GSD.

Please note that to pursue the Sustainability pathway, you must study the 'Quantitative Methods for Undergraduate Research' module and 30 CATS of GSD modules in your first year.

 

Year 1

 

 

 

Year 2

In your second year, you'll follow either a Disciplinary Interest or a Specialist Interest pathway.
An optional intercalated year abroad is available between your second year and final year.

 

 

Final Year

 

 

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Real student examples of modules taken within the Sustainability Pathway

Student A

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts
Core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts
Core module
30 CATS

Health and Sustainable Development
Optional module (GSD)
30 CATS

Student B

Year 2

Sustainability
Liberal Arts
Core module
30 CATS

Consumption
Liberal Arts
Core module
30 CATS

Extinction and Survival
Optional module (GSD)
30 Cats

 

“I chose Liberal Arts in part because of the freedom it provided when I first came to university. I really had very little idea of what I wanted to do with my life, let alone what I wanted to study. After studying modules from the GSD Department at Warwick, I realised that sustainability was something that had always interested me, but that I had never really been able to fully explore. As a result I ended up really enjoying my sustainability-themed modules and chose the Sustainability pathway.

“In future I definitely want my work to be based around sustainability, but it’s a very broad field so this can range from working for an NGO to working in politics. I still have many avenues to explore, but I believe the combination of Liberal Arts training and the Sustainability pathway will set me up well.”

Magdalena

Liberal Arts student