M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Finance and Accounting

12 months
22500 GBP/year
13135 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Environmental, social and governance issues are now a major factor in investment. This creates rapid growth in accounting and finance careers with a specific focus on sustainability. The Sustainable Finance and Accounting programme is offered at University of Sussex.


This Sustainable Finance and Accounting MSc at University of Sussex is designed in line with recommendations by major professional bodies, including Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI). On this course, you’ll:

  • expand your skills in environmental accounting, corporate governance, and climate and green finance
  • explore the role of accounting and finance in the growing integration of sustainability and accountability practices
  • develop valuable skills, including breaking down complex problems, decision-making under uncertainty, intercultural communication and awareness of the business context.

You’ll be taught by world-class researchers and enthusiastic teachers in the University of Sussex Business School. Our research strengths are:

  • corporate reporting and sustainability, governance and social responsibility
  • climate finance
  • energy policy.


The Sustainable Finance and Accounting course looks at the global nature of sustainability in the context of accounting and finance.

You’ll understand the role of accounting and finance in meeting the key challenges surrounding sustainability development goals, climate finance, environmental reporting and corporate governance. You’ll be prepared for rewarding and socially beneficial employment in sustainability-related accounting and finance roles.

As a graduate, you can pursue careers in a wide range of sectors. This could include roles in local and national government, NGOs, global organisations, business and industry, such as:

  • ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) analyst, or transparency and ESG reporting manage
  • sustainability reporting manager
  • sustainable debt analyst or sustainable innovation associate.

Programme Structure


  • Accounting, Organisations and Society
  • Business Finance
  • Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
  • Sustainable Development: Politics and Policies
  • Accountability and Ethics
  • Climate Finance
  • Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Your qualification should be in a subject which has a basic coverage of accounting and finance. Candidates with degrees in economics, business or management will also be considered on a case by case basis. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

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    22500 GBP/year
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  • National

    13135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13135 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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