Sustainability and Business MSc

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Sustainability and Business MSc and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory 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.

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.

Optional modules include:

Enterprise and Society – 15 credits

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to explore the intersection between business and social and environmental issues. It explores different types of for-purpose organisations that entrepreneurs may which to set up, or may work for in the future.

Critical Entrepreneurship Studies – 15 credits

This module will encourage you to engage with contemporary and critical issues and debates in the study of enterprise and entrepreneurship. During workshops you will have the opportunity to engage with academic speakers and experts to debate some of the most current and pressing challenges in enterprise and entrepreneurship studies.

Introduction to Ecological Economics – 15 credits

The main objective of the module is to give you a good understanding of the basic concepts and terminology of ecological economics, and to inspire you to think differently about the relationship between economic activity and the environment.

Managing and Delivering Sustainability through Projects and Organisations – 15 credits

The module aims to respond your desire to know how to be effective change agents and operate in a variety of organisational contexts, making a contribution to sustainability. The module will introduce you to some core elements of sustainability and also to some of the essential processes for delivering sustainability. 

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.