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Corporate Environmental Management MSc

University of Surrey
Program overview
1-5 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
February 2023

October 2023

About this program

Corporate Environmental Management MSc

Our MSc is run by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES), a leading hub for environmental and sustainability-related research and postgraduate teaching. CES is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre, seeking to resolve environmental sustainability problems within corporations.

This course will prepare you to meet the challenges being faced by the corporate world, as a future environmental and sustainability professional.

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Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Relevant work experience may also be considered.

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Corporate Environmental Management MSc (Full time/Part time)

  • Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility
  • Environmental Science and Society
  • Foundations of Sustainable Development
  • Life Cycle Thinking and The Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Development Applications
  • Ecological Economics
  • Environmental Auditing and Management Systems
  • Environmental Law
  • Internship: Industrial Placement
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Transitions to A Low Carbon Economy
  • Dissertation (CES)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

This course is normally completed in 12 months on a full-time basis, or between 24 and 60 months when completed on a part-time basis.

Both full-time and part-time students must complete five compulsory modules and four elective modules by the end of their MSc. The dissertation forms one of the compulsory modules.

Full-time students can start this MSc programs at the beginning of either the first semester in September or the second semester in February. Part-time students can start any time. The academic year begins with induction week when students are introduced to the University and full-time students choose their elective modules. Part-time students can enrol in modules close to the time they wish to take a module.


February 2023


  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £10,900
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £22,400


  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £1,200
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £2,400


What you will study

From carbon footprints to the design of revolutionary environmentally friendly products, our MSc covers all aspects of managing environmental and sustainability strategy in organisations.

We’ll provide you with a solid understanding of issues crucial to the sustainable development debate. You’ll also consider the views of stakeholders, such as business groups, environmentalists, government agencies and development institutions.

You’ll evaluate existing frameworks, inquire into environmental issues in organisations and industries, and develop sensitive business practices, preparing you for any corporate-focused environmental career.

Guest speakers participating in our course from leading organisations include:

  • Aviva Investors
  • Forum for the Future
  • NHS Sustainable Development Unit
  • Keller
  • Climate Action
  • Ikea.

Career paths

Graduates of this course go on to pursue a diverse range of careers. You’ll help to implement sustainable development and deal with the real environmental challenges facing humanity.

You could go on to work as an energy efficiency officer for a local government, an environmental officer in a multinational chemical company, or a sustainability adviser for a national television or radio station.

Equally, you could become an environmental consultant for an engineering consultancy, or a program officer with a sustainability charity.

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388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford Surrey

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