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Sustainability, Ecology and Communities

Undergraduate | MUR-SUS203 | 2024

Approach sustainable development from conceptual, practical and policy perspectives. Define sustainable governing practices. Discover how to foster change in individuals, organisations and communities. See how policy can aid ecological sustainability.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Sustainability, Ecology and Communities

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts and theories of Systems thinking and Resilience thinking and their application to sustainability
    2. discuss the multiple inter-disciplinary perspectives which can be brought to bear in responding imaginatively to sustainability problems and in developing sustainability solutions
    3. analyse the range of tools and processes to implement sustainability through Government, Business and Community sectors
    4. develop coherent sustainability solutions, based on a range of policy tools and a range of models of change
    5. work both independently, and collaboratively and respectfully with a range of people
    6. communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-SUS214 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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