2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Sustainability and Business
|Programme code:||MSC-EV/S&B||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Pablo Munoz||Contact address:||P.Munoz@leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
- Applications are invited from candidates from a range of backgrounds across the social and natural sciences.
- Candidates should have a good first degree, an upper second classification or above, or equivalent qualification.
Mature applicants without a first degree or with a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of their relevant industry experience and their potential for benefiting from the programme.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Earth and Environment
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Earth and Environment
This programme examines the ways in which businesses can improve their environmental performance and enhance their social responsibility.
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the course combines a conceptual review of the relationships between business, environment and society, with a much more applied examination of the wide range of initiatives that relate to environmental management and corporate social responsibility.
Perspectives from government, business and stakeholder groups (such as pressure and community groups) are examined, drawing on the expertise of the School of Earth and Enviornment, as well as Leeds University Business School, the broader University, and the practitioner community.
The course introduces students to the range of management tools that are available and shows how they are applied in practical situations, and it examines the factors that shape the success or failure of these initiatives - both from a corporate as well as a societal perspective.
At the end of the programme students should have:
- a well-grounded and critical understanding of the factors that shape the relationships between business, environment and society
- a good knowledge of the range of policy frameworks and management initiatives that seek to promote environmental management and corporate social responsibility
- an awareness of the ways in which interactions between government, business and stakeholder groups can motivate and define the influence of related frameworks and initiatives
- an ability to use the key inter-disciplinary research methods and approaches that relate to environmental management and CSR
- experience of working in interdisciplinary teams on problems relating to environmental management and CSR.
Students who have fewer than 90 credits with an overall credit weighted average of 50% from their taught modules at the end of semester 2, will be suspended from progressing to project until after re-sits have been taken – these are normally taken in August. If after their resits the student has achieved the required number of credits to allow them to potentially achieve an MSc, they will be allowed to progress to project at the next available opportunity - this is usually in the next academic year.
If a student has not achieved the minimum number of credits to progress to project after their re-sits, or they do not wish to continue to their project, they will be awarded either a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate dependent on the award criteria for their programme.
To obtain the Masters' (MSc) qualification candidates must pass 165 credits of level 5 modules to include the dissertation, and achieve an average mark of 50 across 180 credits.
A postgraduate diploma (PGD) can be obtained if 120 credits are passed including all compulsory taught modules
A postgraduate certificate (PGC) can be obtained if 60 credits are passed in the taught modules.
Year 1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|LUBS5385M||Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice||15 credits|
|SOEE5010M||Research Methods||15 credits|
|SOEE5020M||Research Project||60 credits|
|SOEE5041M||Standards and Tools for Business, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility||15 credits|
|SOEE5051M||Business, Environment and Sustainability||15 credits|
|SOEE5281M||Introduction to Sustainability||15 credits|
|SOEE5341M||Issues and Cases in Corporate Social Responsibility||15 credits|
Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules (subject to timetabling; guidance will be given to students for effectively balancing the workload across two semesters).
|LUBS5202M||Risk Perception and Communication||15 credits|
|LUBS5210M||Marketing for Management||15 credits|
|LUBS5231M||Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains||15 credits|
|LUBS5238M||Operations and Supply Chain Management||15 credits|
|LUBS5247M||Managing for Innovation||15 credits|
|LUBS5259M||Cross Cultural Management||15 credits|
|LUBS5386M||Organizational Development and Change||15 credits|
|SOEE5094M||Introduction to Ecological Economics||15 credits|
|SOEE5472M||Environmental Policy and Governance||15 credits|
|SOEE5483M||Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development||15 credits|
|SOEE5495M||Environment-Development Overseas Field Course||15 credits|
|SOEE5540M||Climate Change: Physical Science Basis||15 credits|
|SOEE5550M||Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation||15 credits|
|SOEE5561M||Climate Change Mitigation||15 credits|
|SOEE5582M||Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics||15 credits|
Last updated: 04/11/2016
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