Applications opened this week for the PGDip Sustainable Development programme for 2023.

The one (or two) year-long course aims to teach students how to respond effectively to global and local sustainability challenges. It comprises a compulsory foundation module, Sustainable Development, and then seven elective modules which students complete over either one or two years.

The course is run by the Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) and hosted at the Sustainability Institute (SI) practice hub on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. The SI is a significant draw card for students as it affords them the opportunity to gain practical experience in alternative approaches to permaculture, nutrition, and education, amongst other sustainability experiments. 

“We’re excited to invite applications for next year’s course,” says Dr Megan Davies, PGDip programme leader. “Admissions will be reviewed based on academic performance and motivation letters as well as diversity of backgrounds, ages, qualifications, races, and gender identities. The solutions to sustainability challenges necessitate a diversity of views and so a diverse cohort brings a richness—especially to the peer learning aspect of the course.” 

Click here for information on how to apply.