Taught course

Sustainable Development

Institution
SOAS University of London · Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A good first degree in an appropriate subject area, as accepted by the University of London, and a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.

Months of entry

October, April

Course content

The global community faces problems of poverty and profound environmental change that are interconnected in complex and dynamic ways. As the Sustainable Development Goals acknowledge, in an increasingly integrated world, any development agenda must be a global one with shared responsibilities for all countries. However, the idea of sustainable development, that underpins the post-2015 development agenda, is also a controversial concept that requires critical examination.

This programme provides a theoretical basis for understanding the evolution, meanings and use of the concept of sustainable development and will help you to gain practical research experience. You will also acquire the skills needed to understand current environmental, development and sustainability issues and debates.

The aims of the programme are:

  • to provide students with the skills necessary to analyse and interpret current issues and debates related to sustainable development
  • to enhance knowledge and understanding for decision- and policy-making on sustainable development issues
  • to enhance students' critical, analytical, and integrative skills for responding to sustainable development challenges
  • to provide research training and experience in relation to sustainable development

Fees and funding

UK students
MSc £9,500, PGDip £7,600, PGCert £3,800
International students
MSc £9,500, PGDip £7,600, PGCert £3,800

Please visit our website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
24 - 60 months

PGDip

online
24 - 60 months

PGCert

online
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Ben Daley
Email
cedepadmin@soas.ac.uk