Our Sustainability Full-Time course at ARU, Anglia Ruskin University is open to graduates from all disciplines and attracts students with backgrounds in the arts, science, health, finance and business. The course is also designed for students of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
We’ll give you the knowledge, skills and critical thinking tools to lead the way to a more sustainable future in business, government and society.
In the first trimester the modules use a systems approach to give you leading-edge knowledge of key sustainability challenges, and of the scientific findings and policy issues that underlie them. Delivered as a blend of online material and week-long ‘residentials’ you’ll develop your ability to understand complex environmental, economic and social systems and apply this knowledge to help create a more sustainable future.
In the second trimester you’ll learn how to apply this knowledge in different contexts, as a sustainable business and for a sustainable economy. You’ll also spend two residential weeks learning and living at the Eden Project in Cornwall, experiencing first-hand how it functions as a world-renowned visitor attraction, educational center and sustainable business.
You’ll also get the chance to practice what you have learned in the workplace, gaining valuable work experience and rehearsing your future as a ‘catalyst of change for sustainability’. Finally, in the final trimester of the course you’ll undertake your own piece of research, a Major Project on a sustainability topic of your choice.
Graduates from this course are likely to develop their careers in several directions. You may, for example;
- work as a sustainability professional, including working as a sustainability consultant for an NGO, independent or government body or as a sustainability specialist in industry or commerce,
- return to your academic roots empowered to 'do things better' within a particular business sector,
- work in education, developing the sustainability literacy of future generations,
- establish your own social, community, or sustainability focused enterprise.
- System Pressures
- Monitoring and Measurement
- Governance and Behaviour Change
- Better Business
- Working Towards Change
- Research Methods and Dissertation