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GG5571: PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

Partnerships for Sustainability provides an overview understanding and analysis of the role of partnerships as a means of delivering and governing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tavis Potts

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Master Of Science In Sustainability Transitions

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Partnerships for Sustainability provides an overview understanding and analysis of the role of partnerships as a means of delivering and governing the Sustainable Development Goals. The course covers the theory of partnership development and partnership mechanisms, applications of partnerships in practice and engagement with real partnership managers.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 28 - 31, 33 - 35, 39
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 32, 34

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Partnership evaluation individual seminar

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Assessment 1 Partnership evaluation individual seminar - Continual assessment

Identify a sustainability partnership at any scale (i.e. local, national or international) that addresses one of the UN SDGs. In your seminar identify:

The problem the partnership addresses including relevant science and supporting data;

The history of the partnership;

How the partnership is governed;

The mechanisms that the partnership uses to achieve its goals;

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the partnership;

How the partnership reflects academic debates and theory in relation to partnership formation and implementation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateAppreciate and explore the methodologies and tools used to analyse and explore partnerships, Understand the form and structures of different partnerships .
FactualAnalyseThe concepts of multi-actor partnership working, Understanding the role of the green economy in facilitating partnerships and the factors of success and failure of cross-sector partnerships.

Grant Application

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 38

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The UK Government Global Challenges Research Program in Conjunction with The UN Sustainable Development Goals has announced a funding opportunity 'Delivering Partnerships for the UN Sustainable Development Goals'. You are to complete a funding application according to the guidelines provided on My Aberdeen.

Applications will not exceed 2500 words. A proposal template and guidance will be provided.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateAppreciate and explore the methodologies and tools used to analyse and explore partnerships, Understand the form and structures of different partnerships .
ReflectionEvaluateExplore and engage with live active partnerships in practice and in the field; Build capacity to solve sustainability problems using partnership models.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Partnership evaluation individual seminar - Continual assessment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Redsubmission of element using a different case study

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Grant Appliaction

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseThe concepts of multi-actor partnership working, Understanding the role of the green economy in facilitating partnerships and the factors of success and failure of cross-sector partnerships.
ConceptualEvaluateAppreciate and explore the methodologies and tools used to analyse and explore partnerships, Understand the form and structures of different partnerships .
ReflectionEvaluateExplore and engage with live active partnerships in practice and in the field; Build capacity to solve sustainability problems using partnership models.

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