June 2, 2015, by ICCSR

Time to sign up for our CSR and sustainability masters degrees

If you’ve been considering the idea of studying for one of our masters degrees in CSR or sustainability, then now’s the time to make a decision and get your application in. The next intake for both courses begins in September, and you’ll need to get your forms in to us as soon as possible.

Both courses touch on similar areas and both last for 12 months, so what’s the difference between the two?

Essentially the MSc in CSR course is designed for people with a business, management or social science background who wish to pursue careers in CSR, while the MSc in Sustainability is directed more at students from a non-business background and is aimed at helping them to better understanding of the complex issues around sustainability issues and trends.

Fees for both courses for 2015/2016 are £10,500 for UK or European Union students and £18,000 for anyone from overseas. The good news is that there are various opportunities to apply for scholarship funding for both – including through the University of Nottingham Business School’s MSc scholarships and the GREAT India Scholarship 2015. You can find more information on fees and scholarships here.

The MSc in CSR, led by Judy Muthuri, has been one of the pioneer CSR masters courses in the UK since 2004, and is made up of four core modules in CSR: Strategies for Responsible Business; Business Ethics; Corporations, Power and Society; and Globalization, Business and Development. There are also elements on research methods and two optional modules, and the course is completed with a research dissertation supervised by a member of the ICCSR team.

The younger MSc in Sustainability, led by Stefan Gold, puts a strong emphasis on the interconnectedness of social, environmental and economic systems as well as the challenges and opportunities that sustainability provides. Its four core modules are on the foundations for sustainability; research methods for sustainability; evaluating sustainability; and managing for sustainability and a research dissertation also features as a core part of the course.

Applicants for both courses should have a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent and more  information can be found here. Good luck with your application!



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