Existing Masters courses will also be made available to the research students; this will include access to lectures and Blackboard based Distance Learning material. An important feature of this DTP will be the running of bi-monthly workshops and seminars with practitioners and policy makers; the teaching team have an extensive network of contacts to support this.
There are opportunities to build on DMU the Green Academy Programme that is currently being taken forward by the University's Sustainable Development Task Force. The research students will have the opportunity to contribute to several undergraduate and Master’s level courses from within all the Faculties; there will also be the opportunity to work with, and lecture, to practitioners in local authorities and commercial organisations in the UK and abroad.
International and national commitments on sustainable development require a future workforce with knowledge of a broad range of interdisciplinary skills to address the complex challenges facing society. Students studying through this DTP will therefore be well placed to address such issues.
The training of the Sustainable Development course at De Montfort University will be based on a recognition that research skills, and particularly those that are action and participatory based, are becoming a significant asset in the employment market. These skills relate both to the ability to manage and evaluate change and to evaluate projects from an independent perspective.
- Investigating sustainable development – a triple bottom line approach;
- Researching communities and organisations;
- Towards resource efficient, sustainable design;
- Life cycle assessment
- Action and participatory research (including qualitative and quantitative approaches and tools);
- Systems thinking and sustainability;
- 36 months
- 56 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper second class (2:1), or an academic or professional qualification plus experience in their sector or industry which the Research Degrees Committee Faculty Review Panel deems to be equivalent.
- Applicants should complete the Application Form and submit it to De Montfort University. Reference forms should be passed to the two referees for completion.
International12700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12700 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK-EU: Part-time: £2,204 per year
- International: £6,100 per year
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