Course Overview

(Subject to approval)

This foundation degree is an exciting opportunity to study and develop an understanding of our socio-ecological systems and how we fit into local, regional and global contexts. This interdisciplinary degree is for you if you are passionate about understanding our relationships and connections as humans with non-humans and the planet as a whole. This degree will provide you with practical work-based learning and academic study in a wide range of environmental and sustainability subjects, at the heart of global changes affecting the world today.

This Level 5 pathway is suitable for you if you are interested in studying or working in:

  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Practice
  • Conservation Charities and NGOs
  • Consultancy and advisory roles
  • Environmental Management
  • Social and Environmental Policy
  • Sustainable Business and Fundraising
  • Transformative Learning


Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time and part-time available
Foundation Degree, Higher Apprenticeship
Awarded by
South Devon College
2 years (full-time), 3 years (part-time)
Location of Delivery
Academic Year
September 2024 - June 2026 (full-time), September 2024 - June 2027 (part-time)

The full-time fees for Sept 2024 have not yet been confirmed.

The full-time fees for the academic year 2023-24 are:

  • BA and BSc (Hons) – £9000.00 (per year)
  • Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8825.00 (per year)
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) – £8825.00 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2023, please contact the team on [email protected].

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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We support of the present development of this foundation degree at the University Centre South Devon. We wholeheartedly support the intentions, needs and potential impact this qualification may have and therefore its value as a learning opportunity.

This foundation degree provides a vital stepping stone for students interested in pursuing further study and/or a career in sustainability. There is much to be done in the face of our precarious and uncertain future across the globe. A degree such as this one is vital in providing individuals with the knowledge, skills and opportunity to perceive themselves as integral to pursuing innovation, equity and a sustainable, globalised world.
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