The Department of Geography and Environmental Management offers a portfolio of short courses that focus on the urgent challenges faced by organisations, communities and government in effecting sustainable change in individual behaviour, business practice and wider society. The courses are suitable for professionals in existing sustainability roles who need to update their knowledge and skills as well as career changers and recent graduates who are looking to build and differentiate their CV in the highly competitive sustainability sector. This course explores the nature of human behaviour within the context of the promotion of environmentally sustainable, low carbon and healthy behaviour. The historical context of the term 'behaviour change' will be examined in terms of changing political relationships between the individual, the state and civil society. A range of different theoretical approaches to understanding behaviour will be studied and evaluated within the context of the promotion of a range of sustainable, pro-social and pro-environmental behaviours. A range of case studies and examples of government tools and strategies for promoting behaviour change will be critically examined.
Bristol , United Kingdom