New course just launched: Leadership for Sustainability


05th Sep 2023


Business, Careers


We’re delighted to announce the launch of our latest postgraduate course, MSc Leadership for Sustainability.  

Become a true expert in sustainability across your organisation with one of our most innovative qualifications — and find out how to apply these principles to everyday business practices. If you strive to make more efficient business decisions, our Leadership for Sustainability course could help take your career to the next level. 


Stay up to date with sustainability trends shaping the future

This course builds on your leadership experience and provides an intellectual and philosophical understanding of sustainability within business. Delve into a range of fascinating topics on the subject, including: 

  • the advantages of a circular economy 
  • the core principles of sustainable enterprise 
  • how sustainable enterprises run economically, effectively and sustainably  


Study entirely online and around your lifestyle

Our MSc Leadership for Sustainability course is delivered 100% online and part-time. You’ll be able to study when and where it suits you best and access our virtual learning environment (VLE) 24/7. Whether you’re travelling or fitting study around family commitments, you won’t be limited to a rigid schedule. The VLE contains discussion forums, multimedia lecturecasts, an extensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals, plus much more!  


Enjoy a first-class education anywhere in the world

As the UK’s longest-running provider of 100% online higher education courses, the University of Essex Online combines leading technology with gold-standard teaching to give you a first-rate education from anywhere in the world. On successful completion of the MSc Leadership for Sustainability course, you’ll be awarded a certificate from the University of Essex, ranked in the top 40 UK universities (Complete University Guide 2024).  


Develop your future leadership opportunities

A qualification in Leadership for Sustainability gives you the momentum to take your career to a higher level and drive business solutions for future generations. Graduates enjoy a wide range of rewarding and purpose-led opportunities in the operational, financial and social sectors of business. Use your skills to help to build a better economy for the future. 


Your eligibility for the Leadership for Sustainability

We want to make education accessible to everyone, which is why we offer a couple of different entry routes. You’ll also need to pass your first assignment set within the two-week induction period of the course to continue with your studies, as well as meeting our minimum English language requirements, which is equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5.   

To meet the academic entry route for our MSc Leadership for Sustainability, you’ll need an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree; or a relevant professional qualification. For the work experience route, you’ll need at least three years’ experience within a relevant field of business, industry, or a not-for-profit organisation, supported by two appropriate references.  


Looking for a shorter course?

The study duration of our 100% online MSc Leadership for Sustainability course is two years. If you’re looking for a slightly shorter course, we’ve launched the PG Dip Leadership for Sustainability with a study time of 16 months and the PG Cert Leadership for Sustainability, which takes eight months to complete. Both are valued professional qualifications and can be used as a stepping stone towards pursuing the full Masters degree.  


Funding your postgraduate studies

We understand that a postgraduate qualification is a substantial career investment and are delighted to offer a variety of discounts and scholarships, including a corporate discount and money back guarantee. This year also marks 60 years in the making of Essex Online. To celebrate, we’re offering a 10% scholarship on all Masters programmes. To learn more about fees and funding, visit our website. 

If you’d like to find out more information before submitting an application, we recommend downloading our prospectus. Our friendly admissions team will then be in touch to answer any questions you may have.