Geography and Sustainable Development

Delivered entirely online and available to study from anywhere in the world, Lews Castle College UHI’s undergraduate programmes in Geography and Sustainable Development are highly relevant to the current political and economic climate globally.  

The world is facing the prospect of a climate emergency, with decision-makers grappling with how to understand and respond to the pressures on our environment and society. Sustainable Development from the local to the global is essential if society is to tackle the challenges faced. The necessary changes will impact on every facet of society, culture, and the economy, so this is a critical moment to study sustainability.  

Students on our Sustainable Development, Geography, and rural-focused courses will learn the facts about climate change, explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and consider potential and emerging solutions such as the Green New Deals, the concept of ‘degrowth’ and the transition to wellbeing economies, leaving our graduates ideally placed to influence or indeed become one of these decision-makers. 

Student stories


"There are lots of opportunities to get involved and have your say if you want to, and I have always felt my input has been valued.  The staff are excellent, I have always had a really prompt, helpful, and friendly response to any queries I’ve had". Janine Mitchell BSc (Hons) Sustainable Development