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University of Leeds (Leeds)

, UK

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/

MSc Sustainability (Business and Corporate Responsibility)

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Earth and Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-sustainability-business-environment-and-corporate-responsibility/
Language:
English
Description:

This long-established programme examines the ways in which businesses can improve their environmental performance and enhance their social responsibility.

Uniquely based outside of a business school context, this programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the complex relationship between business and the different dimensions of sustainability. Taught by specialists in sustainability, the course combines a conceptual review of the relationships between business, environment and society with a 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, the University and the practitioner community.

The course explores the drivers pushing business to tackle sustainability from insider and outsider perspectives, considers how sustainability is conceptualised from a business perspective and introduces students to different approaches to managing the challenges of sustainability. It examines the range of management tools that are available, shows how they are applied in practical situations, and examines the factors that shape the success or failure of these initiatives.

Keywords:
sustainability , social responsibility

MSc Sustainability (Climate Change)

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Earth and Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-sustainability-climate-change/
Language:
English
Description:

This programme provides students with a solid foundation in the physical science of climate change and its impacts, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, and broader debates on sustainability. The programme provides cutting-edge research led teaching drawing on the latest research undertaken at the School of Earth and Environment. The School ranks

Keywords:
sustainability , climate change

MSc Sustainability (Ecological Economics)

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Earth and Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-sustainability-ecological-economics/
Language:
English
Description:

This programme focuses on the field of environmental and ecological economics which analyses interactions between the economy, society and environment. It is at this intersection that we realise the need to increasingly understand the complexity of production, consumption and policy choices. To address these choices, ecological and environmental economists use a range of analytical tools and concepts coming from many different disciplines and fields of experience. These tools allow us to examine and recommend effective policy measures for achieving the goal of sustainable development.

Within this programme, students benefit both from modules that build strong foundations in broader debates on sustainability and those more specialist modules that examine the principles, tools and applications of environmental and ecological economics. The course provides an introduction to students on the range of economic perspectives and tools and shows how they can be applied to different environmental problems, drivers of environmental change and alternative policy choices.

Keywords:
sustainability , economics

MSc Sustainability (Environment & Development)

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Earth and Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-sustainability-environment-development/
Language:
English
Description:

This programme provides interdisciplinary training on issues where the need for economic development and environmental conservation meet. Specifically, it provides training in theoretical and practical issues relating to the ideal of sustainable development at a range of scales from the global to the local in a range of different contexts.

Sustainable development represents the ultimate goal in the application of environmental knowledge and provision of environmental policies and management practices for the 21st century and beyond. It demands integration of environmental, economic and social dimensions interacting on local, national and global scales. To better inform sustainable development interventions it is essential that genuinely interdisciplinary analysts are able to drive new agendas and integrated approaches into thinking, policies and action. This course offers a wide range of interdisciplinary training options to enable students to advance their academic and practical sustainability experience to place them at the forefront of such debates and future careers.

Keywords:
sustainability , environment , sustainable development

MSc Sustainability (Environmental Consultancy and Project Management)

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Earth and Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-sustainability-environment-consultancy-and-project-management/
Language:
English
Description:

This programme is aimed at graduates and professionals who want to pursue roles as consultants and managers in the corporate social responsibility, environmental management and sustainability arenas. The programme, which was the first of its kind in the UK, combines courses that provide grounding in the broad scope of topics which sit under the umbrella of sustainability, ranging from project development to corporate sustainability strategy; alongside courses that focus on the tangible professional skills that are used by environmental and sustainability consultants and project managers.

The MSc Sustainability (Environmental Consultancy and Project Management) programme, is truly focused on sustainability as an integrated issue, rather than separating the environmental, economic and social elements. Specialist courses are delivered by both academic staff and practicing consultants and other practitioners, providing students with exposure to real-life, international case studies and a good understanding of contemporary management techniques and solutions.

Keywords:
sustainability , environment

MSc Sustainability (Environmental Politics & Policy)

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Earth and Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-sustainability-environment-politics-policy/
Language:
English
Description:

This programme - which is jointly run by the School of Earth and Environment and the School of Politics and International Studies - engages directly with political debates on sustainability, and provides students with a thorough understanding of the policy tools that can be used to promote environmental protection. The programme has been designed to equip students with both the conceptual and applied understanding of critical issues in politics and policy that can be used in all areas of government, business and campaigning with an interest in sustainability and environmental protection. This MSc combines modules on the concepts, principles and practices of sustainability with more specialist modules on environmental politics and policy and on international relations and the environment. There are also electives on associated dimensions of law, economics, business and development, and the specialist dissertation gives students a chance to examine the detail of an issue of their choice.

Keywords:
sustainability , environment , policy

MSc Sustainability (Transport)

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Earth and Environment
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-sustainability-transport/
Language:
English
Description:

It brings together the Institute for Transport Studies and the Sustainability Research Institute, each with reputations for world leading research. Students benefit from the expertise in both Institutes and are trained in the analysis and development of solutions to local, regional and global problems.

The programme considers the interactions between the economy, society, the environment and governance and examines the design, evaluation and implementation of policies across sectors and spatial scales. Students examine emerging drivers such as climate change policies and corporate governance initiatives and they develop skills to help deliver integrated transport solutions.

Keywords:
sustainability , transport


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