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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - Adv Dip Pro Dev

Why study this course?

London Met has won several prestigious awards for its corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. This advanced diploma will give you an awareness of the issues surrounding corporate social responsibility and give you the tools to critically analyse and evaluate these issues. This course is aimed at middle management professionals and technical specialists who are already working in CSR and sustainability who have an interest in expanding their knowledge.

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The work to be undertaken at London Metropolitan University through the “One Campus, One Community” project provides a unique opportunity to create a “living lab” where you’ll be taught through actual projects.

The involvement of the Estates Department will create opportunities for you to undertake work placements and further enhance employment skills.

As well as being delivered by experienced staff at London Met, you’ll also be taught by guest lecturers with knowledge and experience of corporate social responsibility.

CSR is an umbrella term that many companies use to describe a variety of activities and can permeate through many roles in an organisation. This course is aimed at middle management professionals and technical specialists who are already working in CSR and sustainability who have an interest in expanding their knowledge.

This course includes a consultancy project where you'll be able to do site visits, giving you hands on experience in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

By the end of the degree, you'll have an understanding of the complex area of CSR, allowing you to become a fully-informed sustainability professional and keep abreast of current developments to critically analyse and evaluate the issues surrounding the implications of CSR.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through a mixture of coursework and a consultancy project.

You will be required to have:

  • a good bachelor’s degree (2.2) in any subject

Students may be considered with HND/HNC providing they have work experience in the CSR and sustainability or a related field equivalent to experienced middle management. Exceptionally, candidates with significant CSR experience at a senior level may be considered. Interviews are generally required for non-standard entry.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS at a minimum of 6 with 5.5 in each component. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester
    • spring semester

    This module aims to enable the student to understand the processes of contracting, working with and addressing the recommendations of consultants, within the sustainable business framework. The module, by introducing the methods of consultancy, will prepare the student themselves for career development in this area.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Thursday

    The field of corporate social responsibility has practically transformed our world and reoriented the way organisations conduct and perceive their operational activities. Corporate managers and those who represent organisations are expected to behave ethically at all times. Modern societies now expect that solutions to our social and environmental problems cannot only be the prerogative of nation governments, businesses of the 21st century have a lot to contribute when finding solutions to these problems. The demands modern stakeholders put before organisations have continued to increase; tomorrow’s managers need to know how to meet these demands. Some scholars have in fact argued that corporate social responsibility has drawn our attention to some of the excesses which globalisation has brought unto the corporate scene in the 21st century. We have seen some unacceptable practices which have accompanied globalisation and consequently made the job of CSR and what it advocates much more difficult. Many things have been made a lot more challenging for everyone as a result of this. We cannot ignore the adverse impacts of these excesses. There are a number of unacceptable practices in the form of injustices and human rights abuses, extreme poverty in several nation states both - emerging and even some advanced nations, environmental degradation, some irresponsible and reckless practices by some corporate leaders and terrorism on a very large scale. In recent years, a number of social, economic and environmental problems have continued to cause concern to us all, for example; climate change, waste management and irresponsible use of our depletable resources just to mention a few. Sustainable Development is a buzzword in CSR, both corporate and individual citizens still need to demonstrate that they are serious in executing what sustainable development means to us, what it requires from us all and how the needs of future generations of all inhabitants of this planet would be met sustainably, these are issues tomorrow’s managers would need to know how to embed in corporate strategies. This module hopes to lay the foundation on how modern managers should address these and other CSR related issues.

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The course comprises two 20 credit modules set at Level 7. The course takes place over 10 days and totals 30 hours, as well as 15 hours for scheduled assessment periods. This brings the total hours for each module to 45.

Module 1, titled Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability, is delivered as a face-to-face delivery block of five full days (six hours per day).

Module 2, titled Consultancy Project, is delivered as two full days face-to-face tuition, two days of project site visits and one day of project tutoring by distance learning.

By the end of the degree, you'll have an understanding of the complex area of CSR, allowing you to become a fully-informed sustainability professional and keep abreast of current developments to critically analyse and evaluate the issues surrounding the implications of CSR.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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