MSc Sustainability

Nottingham University Business School

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

MSc Sustainability

Nottingham University Business School

This course is unique in combining contemporary issues in social, economic and environmental sustainability with entrepreneurship education.

It is run by one of the leading CSR research and teaching centres in Europe - the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR).

With its international reputation, the course attracts students from all over the world who bring with them a wide range of experience and knowledge from which you will benefit.

Backed up by our world-class research, the course takes an international perspective on social, ethical, and environmental issues that affect organisations and businesses.

The course is suitable for students from all disciplines, particularly if you have a strong desire to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary sustainability and responsible business issues, strategies, and practices. You may also have spent some time in work and are looking for a postgraduate qualification in sustainability to help further your career.

Our team of experts in sustainability and responsible business have wide experience of political science, organisation studies, management studies, economics, ethics, marketing, philosophy, development, and accounting.

This masters qualification is highly thought of by employers and all our graduates have gone on to careers in the private, public, and third sectors.

Course structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1

  • Foundations of Sustainability
  • Research Methods for Sustainability

Two from:

  • Business Ethics
  • Strategies for Responsible Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Managing Organisations
  • Creative Problem Solving

Semester 2

  • Evaluating Sustainability
  • Managing for Sustainability

Choose two modules from this group subject to meeting any pre-requistes:

  • Corporations, Power and Society
  • Globalization, Business and Development
  • Innovation Management
  • Launching New Ventures
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Technology Entrepreneurship


12,000-15,000 word Sustainability dissertation

Admission requirements

2:1 honours degree or equivalent

English requirements

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
Aug. 31, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
Application deadline Aug. 31, 2017
End date Sept. 18, 2018
Duration 12 months
Price - £9,450 UK/EU; £16, 965 overseas