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Economic, Social and Political Sciences Undergraduate study

Protecting the Global Environment


Our exciting Studyabroad@Southampton programme gives a wide choice to undergraduate international students looking to study with us for a semester or up to a year.

Please visit our @studyabroad hub to find out about more pathway options.

The University of Southampton excels at interdisciplinary learning. This programme allows students to access a wide range of academic perspectives to address issues relating to the global environment. The programme will provide a dynamic window onto the natural and social environments that comprise our changing world. It addresses critical global challenges required to protect our world, including climate change, environmental management, risk and uncertainty, complex-socio- ecological systems, global health, and many more. Students will have the flexibility to focus on key areas of their interest whilst developing valuable analytical and communication skills.

Choosing your modules

The pathways include modules from all three levels of study at Southampton. Each level corresponds to one of the three undergraduate years and builds upon knowledge and understanding from previous years. The year or level of a module is indicated by the first numeric digit in the module code (e.g. ECON2026 ). Introductory, level 1, modules have been included, where appropriate, to allow students to access pathways outside of their major or specialist area of study.

In each Semester 4 modules are studied for a total of 60 CATS/30 ECTS points. You are recommended to choose 4 modules and 2 reserve choices in each Semester in case your first choice modules are unavailable for any reason or you experience timetable clashes.

Modules with two codes have been designed for assessment at level 2 or level 3. In the case of such modules students hoping to progress to Masters Study or those needing to transfer final year credits back to their home university should choose the code for which the first numeric digit is a 3 (e.g. SOCI3084)

Introductory modules*
Semester 1 Semester 2
GEOG1001 The Earth System GEOG1011 Dangerous World
Semester 1 Semester 2
GEOG2002 Environmental Modelling Techniques SOCI2033/SOCI3084 Environment, Development and Society
GEOG2007 Remote Sensing for Earth Observations UOSM2011 The Management of Risk and Uncertainty
GEOG2032 Global Climate Change: Science, Impacts and Policy GEOG3041 Geographies of Nature
GEOG3047 Complex Socio-ecological systems: past, present and future GEOG3066 Experimental Geomorphology for Real World Challenges
UOSM2015 Sustainability in the Local and Global Environment
UOSM2035 Valuing Nature
UOSM2004 Global Health
PAIR3014 Globalisation and World Politics
GEOG2034 Economic Geography


* Introductory modules are recommended for students with no undergraduate background in Geography

Some modules may be subject to change or availability.

Entry requirements

You must achieve an average mark equivalent to Lower Second Class honours at your home University at the most recent assessment period before starting at Southampton.

You will need to have achieved an English language proficiency standard of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element (or equivalent).

Visit the University Admissions pages for details of acceptable equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fees

Study Abroad students will pay tuition fees to the University of Southampton with a discount of 5%, if there is no special agreement for tuitions fees with the sending institution.

If you are a student form an EU country you will pay UK/EU tuition fees

If you are a student from a Non EU country you will pay international tuition fees

Progression to masters study

Students who successfully complete 2 semesters on a Studyabroad@Southampton pathway and meet the following criteria will be eligible for admission to the Linked MSc programmes specified for that pathway:

Students who complete a single semester of study or wish to apply for a Master’s programme not specified on their pathway will be subject to the standard admissions requirements for that programme.

Linked Master’s programme:

MSc Sustainability

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Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee a place in our halls of residence for all Study Abroad students

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Get a discount on a masters degree with us

Students who complete one or two semesters will be eligible for a 10% discount on masters study at Southampton

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