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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Sustainable Development

UCAS Code: D453

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Scottish Higher

C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

63-64

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Human geography

This BSc (Hons) Sustainable Development is the ideal course for you if you are interested in helping communities to develop in a way that is sustainable and highlights the importance of the relationship between the economic, social, political and environmental spheres.

The emphasis globally on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and more locally on community empowerment, resilience and community land ownership mean that graduates of this course are ideally situated to understand and respond to many of the key challenges in today's world.

The course takes an inter-disciplinary and forward-thinking approach, which combines the theoretical and the practical. It has a great success rate for graduate employment. Graduates have gone on to careers in community economic development and managing rural development initiatives as well as working with key agencies.

You will have the opportunity to engage online with other students from around the world, and if you wish, to meet your fellow students, staff and practitioners face-to-face at a residential study weekend, which provide real added value to your overall study experience.

This is an entirely online internationally validated course that you can study from anywhere in the world

Tuition fees

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England
£6,120
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£7,040
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,120
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£6,120
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lews Castle College UHI

Department:

Science, Technology and the Environment

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