Liverpool, United Kingdom

Sustainable Development Goals Global Challenges, Local Action, Achieved Outcomes

online course
when 13 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC

This module explores ‘grand’ challenges that are impacting the 21st century, such as environmental degradation, economic shocks and community resilience. The current COVID-19 pandemic and other recent global crises have rapidly brought all of this to greater public attention. As such, there is now growing consensus that these complex challenges plus their consequences are interlinked. Local action and changed behaviour is therefore required to make a positive difference.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a valuable framework to address social, environmental and economic issues of today and the future in an integrated way, which this module explains in detail. Further learning about the influences and outcomes of global ‘grand’ challenges are explored through real examples.

Together the content of this module equips the learner to be confident and competent in contributing to a better world.

Course leader

Dr Adam Mannis

Course aim

To provide students with a fuller appreciation of the topic of sustainable development, across contexts and scales, from global to local perspectives.

To develop confidence in understanding and communicating complex ideas in written and/or spoken language.

To develop skills in research and collaborative learning.

Credits info

15 EC
Credits equivalent to 7.5 ECTS.

The details will vary depending on the modules you study, but you can expect to spend at least 4-6 hours per week live with your lecturer and classmates. The remainder of the contact hours will be clearly structured and well-supported. They may include recorded talks, presentations, and lectures by your lecturers with tasks for you to complete such as note-taking or a quiz. As part of your online learning, you can expect to work in a pair or as a group.

Fee info

GBP 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 1-3 or Week 1-6 Online International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.