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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - MSc

Why study this course?

London Met has won several prestigious awards for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental sustainability, and with this course, we aim to train sustainability managers of the future with a focus on employee engagement, environmental law, supply chain and environmental economics.

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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, practical projects, presentations, and seen and unseen exams. The dissertation is a 60 credit research project based on an area of your own interest.

You will be required to have:

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

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 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

This course consists of 180 credits.

Modules include:

  • Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability
  • Human and Ethical Perspectives in Organisations (Employee Engagement)
  • Consultancy Project
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Economics and Finance
  • Practical Sustainability (including ashes to ashes)
  • RM & Dissertation

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.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations 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 such as 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.

How to apply

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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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