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Sustainable Finance and Accounting

University of Sussex · University of Sussex Business School

Entry requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a subject which has a basic coverage of accounting and finance. Candidates with degrees in economics, business or management will also be considered on a case by case basis. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Environmental, social and governance issues are now a major factor in investment. This creates rapid growth in accounting and finance careers with a specific focus on sustainability.

This MSc is designed in line with recommendations by major professional bodies, including Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI). On this course, you’ll:

  • expand your skills in environmental accounting, corporate governance, and climate and green finance
  • explore the role of accounting and finance in the growing integration of sustainability and accountability practices
  • develop valuable skills, including breaking down complex problems, decision-making under uncertainty, intercultural communication and awareness of the business context.

You’ll be taught by world-class researchers and enthusiastic teachers in the University of Sussex Business School. Our research strengths are:

  • corporate reporting and sustainability, governance and social responsibility
  • climate finance
  • energy policy.

Benefitting from the expertise at our SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore policies on sustainability development in the corporate world.


You’ll join the EQUIS and AMBA-accredited University of Sussex Business School. Learn more about all of our course accreditations here. Find out more

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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