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:
This programme has been jointly developed and implemented with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). On successful completion of the programme, in addition to your degree certificate, graduates will be awarded a UNITAR certificate of completion.
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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:
Applications for this programme can be made up of the following:
As part of the evaluation of your application you may be asked to provide further information about your work experience by completing a Mapping Matrix.
Further information about the Admissions Process and Mapping Matrix read our Admissions Statement here.
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