Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM222M: The Politics, Policy and Practice of Sustainable Development

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the order indicated:

  • History and politicisation of sustainable development
  • Challenges of implementing sustainable development across sectors and governance scales
  • Critical policy issues:
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Land use and planning
  • Drawing lessons for implementing sustainable development

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x two hour seminars
Guided independent study 128Reading, thinking and preparing for lectures and workshops
Guided independent study150Assignment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

The module will be supported by ELE materials, including links to core texts