Sustainability and Business, M.Sc. | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
12 months
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If you have a positive vision of the future, want to lead innovation and do business better – either across a large organisation or through your own startup – then the Sustainability and Business Masters degree from University of Leeds is ideal for you.


Never before has there been more pressure on businesses to rethink their processes and drive their organisations forward both sustainably and holistically. That’s why worldwide corporations, large and small, are seeking forward-thinking specialists who can understand the challenges faced in both sustainability and business — and help provide the solutions.

Our Sustainability and Business MSc prepares you, the next generation of innovators, to create, develop and reinvent sustainable enterprises. You’ll learn what shapes the relationships between business, environment and society, and how individuals and organisations can address social and environmental problems effectively.

You’ll build a specialist yet practical skill set — in everything from developing ideas and plans for new sustainable ventures, to pitching to investors — which will give you the industry experience employers in this field are looking for and the crucial components you’ll need if you want to start your own business.

This course is co-delivered by the Sustainability Research Institute, within the School of Earth and Environment, and the Leeds University Business School’s Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, providing you with expert teaching delivered by industry specialists from across a broad range of disciplines.

If you’re a forward-thinker, with a positive vision of the future, and keen to lead innovation in business — whether that be across a large organisation or through your own startup — our Sustainability and Business MSc is ideal for you.

Career opportunities

This course combines some of the most sought after and relevant topics in today’s society. Not only will you learn the skills to pursue careers in business and in other sectors of the economy, such as government or non-governmental organisations, but you’ll also enhance your current sustainability credentials too.

It’s this combination of sustainability knowledge, business acumen and an extensive professional skill set which could be crucial to organisations worldwide, as well as highly transferable across a wide range of industries.

Programme Structure

Through lectures and seminars you'll be introduced to the foundational concepts and theory, both in sustainability and business. You'll also begin to understand how to bridge the gap between the two through a specialist module.

Studying research methodologies will provide the building blocks of key skills, techniques and tools, which you'll then go on to apply to real-world examples in semester two and in your own dissertation project.

In semester two, you'll begin to apply the theoretical and foundational knowledge that you were taught in semester one. You'll learn through case studies and real-world experiences, studying themes such as sustainable business models, theories of responsible business and organisational change.

Everything you have learnt over the course of semesters one and two will be brought together in an individual dissertation research project.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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We operate a staged admissions process for this course.

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor's degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a natural, environmental, physical, management or social science subject.

Applicants with a 2.2 will be considered on a case-by-case basis, where applicants can demonstrate relevant work experience or aptitude in a related specialist field. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience in the sector will also be considered.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information, please contact the Admissions Team.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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