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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Sustainable Economics

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Sustainable Economics

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | JAN-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Economics Sustainability

Course type


Course Summary


On the MSc Sustainable Economics, you will gain a thorough understanding and knowledge of how we can reorganise our economy so that it fits within the boundaries of the planet and how businesses can play their part in the sustainability transition.

You will apply economic concepts as well as environmental tools to analyse, appraise and evaluate a range of environmental issues and policies.

You will also gain the essential employability skills necessary for the sustainability transition, whilst a flexible programme structure will benefit those already at work to develop and extend their career skills and opportunities.

The programme content tackles a wide range of pressing issues which are important to both industry and policymakers. Topics covered include climate change, biodiversity loss, sustainable economic development, the circular economy, sustainable supply chains and sustainable finance.

Compulsory modules emphasise applying sustainability knowledge and skills to the workplace and other real-world situations, whilst optional modules provide specialist knowledge linking directly into employment routes.

The consultancy-based project and dissertation (MSc only) involves working with a sustainability-focused organisation or project to deliver research that generates a real-world impact.

Career Options

As we build the sustainable future together and understanding of sustainability is crucial to most employment settings as well as to citizens. An increasing number of employers need staff who understand the relationship between business and sustainability.

This programme will provide a strong grounding for consultancy roles in a wide range of sectors focusing on sustainability including fashion, finance, energy, and construction.

The research (MSc) pathway also paves the way for further research and study such as a doctorate programme.

Types of roles you might go on to secure include self-employed analysts or consultants, sustainability officers, NGO employees, or supply chain managers. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


essential training for your dissertation

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

You need a 2:2 or above in economics, accounting, environmental studies, geography, social sciences or management.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more