The programme

The Course is assessed against the following five modules:


Advocacy in Action

A series of lectures and discussion groups to provide the theoretical knowledge, evidence base and awareness of cutting edge developments in sustainability needed to become an advocate for change.  The classes are lead by the course tutors and external specialist speakers.



Students choose three one-month placements with local, regional or National organisations where they perform as  specialist consultants providing advice and recommendations tailored to their host organisation.   
The four placement areas are:
  • Policy, standards and advice
  • Business
  • Media and campaigning
  • Community and Social

Team Task

Students work in small groups to undertake a research project on behalf of a local organisation or group. This module is designed to develop teamwork skills and to provide assistance to local organisations or groups seeking to address the sustainable development challenge.

Advocating Change

Students participate in a range of activities designed to help them develop their communication and presentations skills as well as their personal resilience. Students keep a reflective diary and design and deliver two different types of presentation – an academic poster presentation and a public event.

Sustainable Development Advocacy Project

An in-depth piece of research relating to an area of sustainable development chosen by the student. 
This is a substantial piece of work where students can really push the boundaries of their skills and abilities.
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