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Master of Arts (Honours) Sustainable Development


MA Sustainable Development Single: First Year
Code Module name Credits
SD1000 What is Sustainable Development? 20 AND
SD1004 Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges & Opportunities 20 AND
80 credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Sufficient credits from 2000-level modules in a partner subject with passes at the grade required to permit entry to Honours in that subject (exceptions to this may only be made with the permission of the relevant Director of Teaching).

MA Sustainable Development Single: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
* SD2001 Sustainable Development: Frameworks for Implementation 30 AND
* SD2002 Sustainable Development: Tools for Action 30 AND
60 credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options AND

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Sufficient credits from 2000-level modules in a partner subject with passes at the grade required to permit entry to Honours in that subject (exceptions to this may only be made with the permission of the relevant Director of Teaching).

1. Partner subjects Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Divinity, English, Film Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Management, Mathematics & Statistics, Modern Languages, Psychology, Social Anthropology.

2. Honours modules for which SD2001 and SD2002, and entry into Sustainable Development Honours Programme is sufficient qualification include:
Biology: BL3000*; BL3308*; BL3309*; BL3316; BL3318; BL3320; BL4249; BL4254; BL4255; BL4258; BL4260; BL4262; BL4266; BL4268; BL4270; BL4274; BL4275; BL4278; BL4280; BL4281; BL4282; BL4284; BL4285; BL4301; (* The corequisites for these modules may be waived for Sustainable Development students);
English: EN3202;
Film Studies: FM4110, FM4113 with permission of module coordinator;
Geography GG3100, GG3221, GG3224, GG3227, GG3229, GG3232, GG3234, GG3237, GG3238, GG3239, GG3240, GG3241, GG3262, GG3263, GG3264, GG3271, GG3272, GG3273, GG3274;
Interdisciplinary: ID4001; ID4002;
Management: MN4227, MN4238, MN4266;
Modern History: MO3334, MO3338.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked *

Entry to Honours

Students who attain grades of 11.0 or above at the first sitting of the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc / MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 or 5000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 or 5000 levels.


MA Sustainable Development Single: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
SD3100 Methodologies for Sustainable Development 30 AND
View list Between 30 and 90 credits from Module List: SD3110 - SD3111, SD3221 - SD4224 AND
SD3110 Environmental Economics 30
SD3111 Home & Energy Geographies 30
SD3221 Frontiers in Sustainability Research: Do Good Lives Cost the Earth? 20
SD3222 Governance for Sustainability 20
SD3223 Navigating the Complexity of Coupled Social and Ecological Systems 20
SD3224 Introduction to Environmental Economics 20
SD3225 Transitioning to sustainability: the nature of community in multi-level governance and action for sustainability 20
SD3237 Placing Sustainability: Knowledge & Wellbeing for the Anthropocene 20
SD3237 Placing Sustainability: Knowledge & Wellbeing for the Anthropocene 20
SD4001 Case Studies in Sustainable Development 2 20
SD4002 Dissertation in Sustainable Development 60
SD4003 Designing Sustainable Systems: Case Studies in Sustainable Development 30
SD4110 Transitioning to sustainability: community, nature and governance 30
SD4111 Governance for Sustainability 30
SD4112 Global Energy Politics 30
SD4113 Environment and Development Economics 30
SD4121 Sustainability in Practice 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: Sustainable Development Partner Modules
BL3000 Field Course 10
BL3308 Aquatic Ecology 20
BL3309 Ecosystems and Conservation 20
BL3316 Animal Plant Interactions 20
BL3318 Biology of Marine Organisms 20
BL3320 Statistical and Quantitative Skills for Biologists 10
BL4249 Scientific Diving 15
BL4251 Tropical Marine Biology 15
BL4254 Fisheries Research 15
BL4255 Marine and Environmental Biotechnology 15
BL4258 Foraging in Marine Mammals 15
BL4260 Biological Oceanography 15
BL4262 Environmental Drivers of Marine Habitats 15
BL4266 Conservation Research Methods 15
BL4268 Scientific Communication in Biodiversity and Conservation 15
BL4270 Plant-environment Interactions 15
BL4281 Animal Communication and Cognition 15
BL4274 Evolutionary Developmental Biology 15
BL4275 Evolution in Action 15
BL4278 Biology of Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Vertebrates 15
BL4280 Evolution and Human Behaviour 15
BL4281 Animal Communication and Cognition 15
BL4282 Biology and Behaviour of Social Insects 15
BL4284 Breeding Systems and Sexual Conflict 15
BL4285 Complex Systems in Animal Behaviour 15
BL4301 Polar Ecology: A field course in Antarctica 15
EC4405 Economics of the Environment 20
EC4402 Economic History 20
EC4419 Economics of Development 20
EC4420 Inequality and Redistribution 20
EC4410 International Trade 20
EC4424 The Economics of Migration 20
EN3202 Literature and Ecology 30
FM4110 Images and Impact: The Uses of Film 30
FM4113 Ecocinema: The Nature of Film 30
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
MN4227 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting 20
MN4238 Sustainable Development and Management 20
MN4266 Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs): Contexts, Contributions, and Challenges 20
MO3334 Nature and Society in Victorian Britain 30
MO3338 Disease and the Environment (c. 1500 - 2000) 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

By the end of Year 4 students should have at least 120 credits in SD coded modules at 3000 and 4000 level, 90 of which must be at 4000 level.


MA Sustainable Development Single: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 30 and 60 credits from Module List: SD4297, SD4299 AND
SD4299 Dissertation in Sustainable Development 60
SD4297 Dissertation in Sustainable Development 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 90 credits from Module List: SD3110 - SD3111, SD3221 - SD4224 AND
SD3110 Environmental Economics 30
SD3111 Home & Energy Geographies 30
SD3221 Frontiers in Sustainability Research: Do Good Lives Cost the Earth? 20
SD3222 Governance for Sustainability 20
SD3223 Navigating the Complexity of Coupled Social and Ecological Systems 20
SD3224 Introduction to Environmental Economics 20
SD3225 Transitioning to sustainability: the nature of community in multi-level governance and action for sustainability 20
SD3237 Placing Sustainability: Knowledge & Wellbeing for the Anthropocene 20
SD3237 Placing Sustainability: Knowledge & Wellbeing for the Anthropocene 20
SD4001 Case Studies in Sustainable Development 2 20
SD4002 Dissertation in Sustainable Development 60
SD4003 Designing Sustainable Systems: Case Studies in Sustainable Development 30
SD4110 Transitioning to sustainability: community, nature and governance 30
SD4111 Governance for Sustainability 30
SD4112 Global Energy Politics 30
SD4113 Environment and Development Economics 30
SD4121 Sustainability in Practice 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 90 credits from Module List: Sustainable Development Partner Modules
BL3000 Field Course 10
BL3308 Aquatic Ecology 20
BL3309 Ecosystems and Conservation 20
BL3316 Animal Plant Interactions 20
BL3318 Biology of Marine Organisms 20
BL3320 Statistical and Quantitative Skills for Biologists 10
BL4249 Scientific Diving 15
BL4251 Tropical Marine Biology 15
BL4254 Fisheries Research 15
BL4255 Marine and Environmental Biotechnology 15
BL4258 Foraging in Marine Mammals 15
BL4260 Biological Oceanography 15
BL4262 Environmental Drivers of Marine Habitats 15
BL4266 Conservation Research Methods 15
BL4268 Scientific Communication in Biodiversity and Conservation 15
BL4270 Plant-environment Interactions 15
BL4281 Animal Communication and Cognition 15
BL4274 Evolutionary Developmental Biology 15
BL4275 Evolution in Action 15
BL4278 Biology of Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Vertebrates 15
BL4280 Evolution and Human Behaviour 15
BL4281 Animal Communication and Cognition 15
BL4282 Biology and Behaviour of Social Insects 15
BL4284 Breeding Systems and Sexual Conflict 15
BL4285 Complex Systems in Animal Behaviour 15
BL4301 Polar Ecology: A field course in Antarctica 15
EC4405 Economics of the Environment 20
EC4402 Economic History 20
EC4419 Economics of Development 20
EC4420 Inequality and Redistribution 20
EC4410 International Trade 20
EC4424 The Economics of Migration 20
EN3202 Literature and Ecology 30
FM4110 Images and Impact: The Uses of Film 30
FM4113 Ecocinema: The Nature of Film 30
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
MN4227 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting 20
MN4238 Sustainable Development and Management 20
MN4266 Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs): Contexts, Contributions, and Challenges 20
MO3334 Nature and Society in Victorian Britain 30
MO3338 Disease and the Environment (c. 1500 - 2000) 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Further credits: 3000- or 4000-level modules in the partner subject (or honours modules in the list in the Programme Requirements) to a total of 120 for the Year.

By the end of Year 4 students should have at least 120 credits in SD coded modules at 3000 and 4000 level, 90 of which must be at 4000 level.


Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).