Sustainability and Business MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Sustainability and Business MSc. These are the modules studied in 2021/22 and will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study in 2022/23. All modules are subject to change.

Core modules

Research project - 60 credits

Using the knowledge that you have gained throughout your degree you will identify and develop a research question and complete a well-structured and fully-argued piece of work making use of appropriate primary and secondary sources and tools of analysis.

New venture creation  – 15 credits

This module will support you in developing a new venture as a live case study, giving you the chance to explore the potential of your ideas by working with tutors, entrepreneurs/practitioners, and your peers to develop and evaluate a new venture idea.

Entrepreneurship and enterprise creation – 15 credits

Gain an advanced understanding of the process of new enterprise design within the context of enterprise skills and the theory of entrepreneurship.

Introduction to sustainability – 15 credits

Obtain a well-grounded understanding of theories that explore the interaction between environment, society and the economy, especially as they relate to the concept of sustainable development.

Business, environment and sustainability - 15 credits

This module provides a conceptual foundation for exploring the role of business in tackling the challenges of sustainability, whilst also examining real experiences of business and the stakeholder with which they interact.

Issues and cases in corporate social responsibility – 15 credits

This module will teach you to understand the varying business and corporate social responsibility requirements as well as how to link the theoretical basis of sustainable business and corporate responsibility to practical approaches and issues.

Research methods - 15 credits

Familiarise yourself with appropriate social science methods of research (qualitative and quantitative) and acquire general research skills relevant to your dissertation project.