Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1047: Global Sustainability Governance and Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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 cover some or all of the following topics:

  •  global policy challenges
  • Governance theoretical frameworks
  • Sustainable development - conceptual and policy responses
  • A historical institutionalist account of the MDGs, SDGs and critical targets
  • Eradicating poverty and hunger
  • Improving health
  • Ensuring access to clean water
  • Promoting clean energy
  • Creating sustainable cities
  • Preserving the oceans
  • Climate action
  • Lesson-drawing on policy responses

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 & Teaching activities16.5One-hour weekly lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities10One-hour weekly seminars
Guided Independent Study73.5Preparation and completion of coursework
Guided Independent Study50Preparation for tutorials

Online Resources

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