The United Nation's post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals propose to end poverty and hunger while achieving sustainable production and consumption.
The World Bank and other influential international agencies increasingly talk about sustainable development in terms of 'Inclusive Green Growth'. Yet the different aspects of economic growth, greening and inclusiveness, may be at odds with each other.
Strategies to address these challenges are urgently needed by international agencies, NGOs, national ministries and firms in developing countries.
This course will help you translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices to achieve genuinely sustainable development.
Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, analysis assignments, project presentations, extended essays and a dissertation.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: you take Innovation and Economic Development • Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices • Science Technology and Innovation – Firms, Markets and Policies • Policy-Making and Policy Analysis.
Spring term: you take Governing and Using Technology for Development.
You also choose one option from Innovation for Sustainability • Energy and Development • Energy Policy and Sustainability • Governing Energy Transitions • Information and Communication Technology: Policy and Strategy • Managing Knowledge • Infrastructure and Innovation • Managing Risk.
Summer term: you carry out supervised work on a 20,000-word research-based dissertation.
Fees for studying on courses available on a part-time basis will be charged at 50 per cent of the full-time fees listed below.
Home UK/EU students: £9,000 per year(1)
Channel Island and Isle of Man students: £9,000 per year
Overseas students: £17,000 per year
(1) The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
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You develop a range of research, presentation, problem-solving and negotiation skills that prepare you for a range of careers. The course provides an ideal grounding for professional careers in development and policy or further study at PhD level.
SPRU has extensive links with business and policy-making organisations. Our graduates have gone into careers in business and consultancy organisations, government ministries, NGOs, international organisations such as the UN, think-tanks, social enterprises and other not-forprofits, as well as academia.
Recent graduates have gained employment in international organisations (OECD, EBRD, ECLAC, UNHCR Innovation), government departments (eg DFID), local authorities (eg Brighton & Hove Council sustainability team) and NGOs (eg Green Peace, Green Jobs Alliance), while others have gone on to study for PhDs in this area.