Sustainability and Consultancy MSc

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Sustainability and Consultancy 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:

Sustainability Consultancy Project – 90 credits

Undertake a focused professional consultancy project, where you will develop a corrective action plan/work plan/feedback for a client; consolidate and apply your understanding of billing, time management, marketing and business development in a professional environmental consultancy context and communicate your finds effectively in oral and written form, acceptable both to an academic and an industrial audience.

Developing and managing environmental contracts  – 15 credits

This module introduces students to the core elements of environmental projects as well as the more practical aspects such as responding to tenders and calls, developing proposals and implementing environmental projects.

Managing and delivering sustainability through projects and organisations – 30 credits

The module aims to respond to 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.

Business, Environment and Sustainability – 30 credits

This module provides a conceptual foundation for exploring the role of business in tackling the challenges of sustainability. 

Optional modules include:

The Regulatory and Planning Context for Sustainable Projects – 15 credits

On completion of this module, you will have skills in identifying and interpreting statutory controls on environmental projects. You will be able to appreciate the evolving nature of such controls, the juxtaposition of different types of control (planning, health and safety, environmental, fiscal) on individual projects, and the interrelationships between local, regional, national and international governance. 

Issues and Cases in Corporate Social Responsibility – 15 credits

Understand the varying business and corporate social responsibility (CSR) requirements, link the theoretical basis of sustainable business and corporate responsibility to practical approaches and issues and understand various 'real-life' cases and be able to identify which management technique, within the field of sustainable business and CSR, is appropriate in various settings.

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