A welcome to your course from Alex Mejia, Director, Division for People and Social Inclusion Head, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
UNITAR provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.
Introducing you to the concepts and thinking behind the idea of sustainability, the Programme starts by exploring key thinkers and issues in engaging the global community with the notion of sustainable development. At the same time, we introduce you to important ways to investigate, interrogate, and analyse new research in sustainable development, and get used to the expectations that Higher Education puts on you. We then focus upon the connections between the classic ‘three pillars’ of sustainability; society, economy, and the environment, as it is these connections that present the greatest challenges and opportunities to forging a sustainable world.
The course aims to:
Provide a sound, and critical, understanding of sustainable development, particularly with reference to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Show how sustainability is conceived and practiced differently across the globe.
Provide key theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of subjects that are important considerations within the SDGs.
Enable students to understand the role of individuals, communities, and institutions in delivering sustainable development.
Foster debate and enable students to express reasoned, evidence-based arguments.
Key Programme Information
BSc (Hons) Global Sustainable Development
University of Plymouth
January, May or September Next start date is 8th May 2023
A suitable English language certificate, for example an IELTS. A full list of certificates accepted can be found here. (For International students only)
Copies of academic certificates and/or transcripts
A copy of your passport (photo page only)
A 200-300 word personal statement explaining your motivation for wanting to join this programme. You may find our Guidance document helpful.
The BSc Global Sustainable Development (Top Up) programme is designed to meet the needs of students who may have no formal higher education experience or have yet to gain a degree elsewhere. This Programme is your stepping stone to a career in GSD, either as a newcomer to the field but with study experience in a different area, with work experience in sustainability but with no formal higher education qualification, or a mixture of the two.
Our admissions process will assess your readiness to study and promote you into the final year of a traditional degree programme (hence the name ‘Top Up’).
Applicants must meet one of the below criteria:
A Foundation Degree, or equivalent, in a related subject area
Relevant work or life experience in a relevant subject area
Whilst we deliver our programmes from a distance, that doesn’t mean we expect you to achieve everything without a friendly voice to guide you. Our expert team of academics are on hand to support you throughout your studies, whenever you need them the most.
Supporting Your Journey
Meet the Student Support Officer
At MLA College, we believe that a strong bond between student and tutor is the key to success. Our Student Support Officer has been appointed to assist both the student and their tutor with developing and maintaining this important relationship.