The core taught modules provide an in-depth analysis of the core issues and debates surrounding sustainable development in the contemporary global and professional contexts. The optional (elective) modules enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of moral, economic, environmental and social issues. The role of public and private institutions engaged in sustainable development are also appreciated in responding to the challenges and policy implications of the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of different communities.
Elective modules will be offered on student preference and viability of group size. This will be made clear to applicants on the programme. The dissertation provides an opportunity for an in-depth exploration of a specific issue related to sustainable development agenda.
This programme is approved and credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It is available on a full-time or part-time basis.
The programme comprises 120 credits at SCQF level 11.
The programme is delivered full-time (six-month period) comprising two semesters.
Part-time basis (one-year) and block delivery will also be available.
Students must pass 120 credits which includes the project report in order to be awarded the Diploma.
|Academic requirements||An honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent.
In addition, professional experience will be also recognised for enrolment in the course.
|Work experience||Not required, however professional experience will be recognised for enrolment in the course|
English language requirements
International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK will need to ensure that they have an IELTS test from a UKVI approved test centre.
Applicants would need to have achieved an average score of 6.5 in their IELTS test (with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four sub-components of language learning (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
Full entry requirements can be found here
The proposed programme aims to explore critically, a range of perspectives and debates surrounding sustainable development in the contemporary global and professional contexts. It will provide students with a critical understanding of sustainable development theory and practice, and the skills required to contribute to, as well as, to critically analyse and evaluate sustainable development research, policy and practice in a range of contexts. The programme employs a multi-disciplinary approach aiming to provide students with the necessary knowledge, tools and skills to pursue successful research or professional careers in areas of sustainable development.
The programme explores the interaction of Islam and sustainable development and aims to provide a high-quality masters level study that:
The programme is comprised of compulsory and optional units.
|Unit||SCQF level||Credits||Compulsory/ optional||Start date|
|Islamic Moral Economy and Finance||11||20||Compulsory||September|
|Sustainable Development: Discourse and Policy||11||20||Compulsory||September|
|Research Skills and Project Report||11||20||Compulsory||September|
|Sustainable Governance and Democracy||11||20||Optional||January|
|Civic institutions and Sustainable Development||11||20||Optional||January|
|Development Policy and Application||11||20||Optional||January|
|Sustainability and Ethics||11||20||Optional||January|
|Theoretical and Practical Entrepreneurship||11||20||Optional||September|
Graduates of this programme will typically find work in organisations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in a broad range of sustainable development positions and roles.
The Diploma opens up opportunities for careers that demand postgraduate skills in sustainable development such as in research, management, policy analysis and consultancy, sustainable development programme planning, international development, and which require multi-disciplinary understanding to address challenges in their workplace and in the world.
The College provides a conducive environment for its learners and staff in terms of facilities. More importantly, the College promotes multiculturalism as encapsulated in its vision and philosophy. The College is also situated near the city centre of Dundee close to the Universities of Dundee and Abertay as well as the Dundee College.