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Environment and Society

Bachelor of Design

Develop a deeper understanding of the interconnections between people and the environment.

You will also explore how human-led processes and design outcomes shape our ability to respond to pressing environmental problems, including climate change, bushfires, food insecurity, waste and biodiversity loss.

Drawing from many disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, planning, philosophy and economics, this major covers global issues including social and environmental injustice, environmental racism and violence, the politics of conflict, and activism and social change.

With broad applications across many career paths, including the diverse field of design, you’ll be prepared to address the environmental challenges of the future. This major will be particularly relevant if you want to address environmental and social challenges through government policymaking, environmental communication and advocacy, and international development.


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QS World University Rankings 2024

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Studios

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Working with Indigenous People
  • Ecology, Culture, and Field Research
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Politics & Policy

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