Taught course

Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development)

Institution
Brunel University, London · Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in design, science and engineering, management, business studies or a cognate discipline. Applicants with a third class honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A-level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. All applicants shortlisted are required to attend an interview. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Months of entry

September

Course content

The results of unsustainable human development in the 21st century are evident as climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty and inequality become inescapable global realities. The next big challenge for society is to transform our economy to incorporate the principles of sustainability. This presents an exciting opportunity to rethink, redesign and rebuild a positive future for business practice.

The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. There is an option to complete the MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design in 12 months (without the professional development phase) but students will be encouraged to engage with the professional development phase to achieve the maximum from the programme.

Brunel University London also offers the Graduate Entrepreneur post-study visa, which represents a perfect opportunity for our international graduates to apply their new skills in the UK following graduation.

The course is jointly run between the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, and Brunel Business School.

Aims

This programme will equip entrepreneurial minded graduates with two essential ingredients:

  • firstly, the mindset and ability to play a key role in building a sustainable world – one that is not only prosperous, but also environmentally stable and socially inclusive
  • secondly, hands-on experience, such that they can become entrepreneurs, business leaders, change-makers and innovators.

Upon graduating, students will be able to become key figures in local, regional, national or global businesses; holistic thinkers and visionary leaders in their communities, corporations, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

They will be encouraged to infuse environmental awareness into societies and make tangible contributions to the theory and practice of environmental protection, sustainable business and a circular (green) economy.

Information for international students

Our International Pathways and Language Centre offers a range of foundation and pre-masters courses to provide you with the academic skills required for your chosen course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,300 full-time and £2,000 placement fee
International students
£15,400 full-time and £2,000 placement fee

Scholarship scheme is available for this MSc course

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12-18 (with professional placment) months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation25 (10000 words)
Professional Work Placement25

Course contact details

Name
Dr. Edwin Routledge, Programme Director
Email
Edwin.routledge@brunel.ac.uk