Our environment is under immense threat from issues including climate change and resource sustainability.
The impact of climate change cannot be underestimated. Extreme weather scenarios are increasing globally, leading to loss of life and costly damage to ecological habitats, homes, and livelihoods. The problem requires solutions across all levels of society, from national government policy to local neighbourhood schemes.
But all is not lost. If we can live more sustainably and work to protect vital ecosystems across the globe, then we may be able to halt the trend. To help you develop the skills and knowledge that are essential for fighting this threat, we have several degrees in the fields of environment and sustainability.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of climate change, which requires social change as well as scientific solutions, you will find courses available across our faculties. These degrees will give you a solid understanding of the science of climate change and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusivity when creating sustainable solutions.
You could choose between a range of courses offered by our School of Life Sciences, which focus on the physical impact of climate change on the land, in the air, and in the ocean, and how we can conserve and protect vulnerable organisms and essential habitats from harm. These courses include:
Our School of Philosophy and Art History examines how climate change and the environment impact on human populations, such as increases in migration, problems with international relations and human rights, and risks to world peace caused by resource scarcity. Their course is:
Our university is committed to combating climate change and improving sustainability across our three campuses. Whatever degree you choose, you will be studying at an institution that is actively working to do its part in the fight to protect our plant.