Taught course

Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good UK honours degree – at least a high 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a business and management or a science and engineering related subject. We will also consider your application if you have significant experience working as a business and policy professional at a regional, national or international level.

International students will be required to demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability. In order to enter, for most postgraduate courses the English requirements are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575, TOEFL computer-based 230.

Applicants who don’t meet the English language entry requirements may be able to join an English language course at Manchester Met before starting their postgraduate programme. Our Centre for General and Academic English offers a range of courses in General and Academic English and it also offers pre-sessional English courses. Courses vary in length from eight to 30 weeks, depending on the students’ current level of English.

Months of entry


Course content

Today, global sustainability challenges demand an urgent response. Our MSc Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) is a pioneering course that brings together multi-disciplinary expertise from Manchester Metropolitan's Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, focusing on the nature, causes and consequences of innovation that benefits our economy, environment and society.

The challenges associated with sustainable development are complex and interconnected. This course is designed to bridge gaps in disciplines and skills, in response to the need for social sciences, engineers and the physical sciences to work together. Your learning journey on STIM will involve working individually and in interdisciplinary teams on key strategic and policy-related sustainability challenges, developing the skills necessary to help build a more sustainable future.

Advanced learning

This cross-faculty course offers research and practitioner-led teaching, delivered by a team working at the forefront of their respective fields in sustainability, innovation and technology management.

You will study core units in managing innovation dynamics, advanced entrepreneurship and strategy, sustainable development, and environmental management and policy. From there, you'll have the underpinning knowledge and skills to explore challenges related to energy transitions, the circular economy, conservation or transport systems transitions.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding information available, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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