DEV40010 One Planet, One Ocean (SDG 14)

Academic Year 2024/2025

One Ocean, One Planet is a A holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet. It can be taken at your own pace during the first Trimester.

It is a 5 credit course that must be taken alongside ENVB30130 Ecology and its applications (5 credits) to earn 10 credits for the M.Sc. in Sustainable Development.

The course is based on the online course provided by the SDG Academy throughout the trimester the but the grade will be based on an independent project based on the material in the online course.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Planet Earth and The Blue Planet

Understand the role of Sustainable development practitioners who need a science-based overview of preservation and conservation of the oceans and the ecosystems they support

Understand the role of Private-sector actors – such as those who work in corporate sustainability and responsibility, energy, fishing and other industries connected to the oceans – who are interested in understanding the sustainable interaction of their field with these resources

Help graduate students learn about the intersections of oceanography, environmental science, environmental law, sustainable development, sustainable business and related fields

Learn the role of politics around the governance of ocean use and preservation

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Independent learning using the SDG Academy resources to undertake a project on SDG 14 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Individual Project: After taking the course on One Ocean and One Planet, the project should focus in on one aspect of SDG 14 but take am holistic approach and be policy oriented. Week 15 Graded Yes



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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