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Corporate Social Responsibility, PgCert | PgDip | MSc

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
The MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) offered at the Robert Gordon University is the study of the nature of the relationship between corporates, governments and communities, has increased significance as parties become aware of their potential impact on the world.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc Corporate Social Responsibility incorporates  the study of a diverse array of local to global factors, the course will help you to grasp the complexities of the contemporary issues and challenges facing a variety of sectors, and assess their role in societal development and environmental sustainability alongside governments and third sector organisations.

The course is applicable to many industries including telecoms, finance, commodities trading and the extractive industries. It offers two exit routes: specialising either in Energy or Sustainable Development.

This course will enable you to apply ways of thinking about CSR to local and global industries in order to positively impact society and organisations.

Job Prospects

A variety of potential careers are open to you as a graduate of this course and former students have gone on to devise and manage the CSR strategies of national governments, to manage sustainability issues in multinational corporations, to work in corporate communications and PR and to progress to doctoral studies - to name just a few possibilities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Environment and Social Regeneration
  • Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social And Economic Contexts Of Csr And Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Societies And Environments
  • Building Sustainable Community Relations
  • Health in the Energy Sector
  • Ethical and Effective Leadership
  • Managing Local Content
  • Energy, Security And Conflict
  • Research Design And Methods For Corporate Social Responsibility

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      On Campus
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      Online Learning
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area, and demonstrate an interest and understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility, in the University course application form.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,520  Stage 1
  • £3,520 Stage 2
  • £2,350 Stage 3

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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