Postgraduate Certificate/Masters in Sustainability in Enterprise

TITLE: Postgraduate Certificate/Masters in Sustainability in Enterprise (Level 9) – Online & Part-time

DURATION: 2 years Part-time – PG Certificate (Year 1); Masters (Year 2)

TEACHING MODE: Part-Time

CLOSING DATE: November 30th 2021

COURSE DELIVERY METHOD: Online

START DATE: 6th December 2021

Course Outline

Are you concerned about sustainability and climate action? Are you someone who is interested in achieving real systems change across enterprise and industry? Do you want to know how business can play a part in the transition to a sustainable society? If so, then the Postgraduate Certificate and MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise programmes could be for you!

Under the ‘Sustainable Futures’ theme, University College Cork, Maynooth University and Institute of Technology, Sligo have developed a joint Postgraduate Certificate and MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise, in recognition of the growing national and international market for graduates in sustainability. These part-time and online programmes are open to graduates from Engineering, Science, Business, Management, Economics, Sustainability and related disciplines. They are open to both recent graduates and those currently in employment.

This online Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability in Enterprise is delivered on a part-time basis over 1 year whereas the MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise is delivered on a part-time basis over 2 years. In Year 1, you will register for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability in Enterprise and take modules to the value of 30 credits. Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Year 1, you may progress to the MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise in Year 2. To complete the MSc, you will take an additional 60 credits to make up 90 credits in total. This includes taught modules to the value of 30 credits and a Dissertation in Sustainability in Enterprise (CE6051) to the value of 30 credits, which is completed over the summer months.

Modules

Year 1 (Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability in Enterprise)

  • CE6045 Introduction to Sustainability & the Natural Environment (10 credits)  
  • CE6046 Introduction to Sustainable Enterprise (10 credits)  
  • CE6047 Systems Thinking in Environmental Sustainability (10 credits)  

Year 2 (for completion of the MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise)

  • CE6048 Responsible Management for Sustainable Enterprise (10 credits) 
  • CE6049 Decarbonisation and Pathways to Net Zero (10 credits) 
  • CE6050 Applied Research Methods in Sustainability in Enterprise (10 credits) 
  • CE6051 Dissertation in Sustainability in Enterprise (30 credits) 

 

Course Practicalities

All students apply and register for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability in Enterprise in the first instance. On successful completion and award of the Postgraduate Certificate, students have the option of continuing on to complete the MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise.
 
The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability in Enterprise is a part-time online programme completed over one year whereas the MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise is a part-time online programme completed over two years. Students will study modules and will participate in live online lectures (2 or 3 hours) one evening per week during each academic year. There will also be self-directed online study (2 hours) and pre-recorded lectures each week. There will be six online seminars (1 to 2 hours each) during each year. There will be four 1-day-long online work-shops during each academic year. These will take place on Fridays on dates specified at the beginning of each academic year. There will an online induction at the beginning of the programme.
 

Students who pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability in Enterprise in the first year will be eligible to progress to the MSc in Sustainability in Enterprise in the following year. Students wishing to complete the MSc must pass each taught module in Year 2 (30 credits), achieve a 50% aggregate mark and 50% in EG6006 at the first attempt.

Contact

Dr Marguerite Nyhan (Programme Director, University College Cork) 

marguerite.nyhan@ucc.ie  

Dr John Cullen (Maynooth University)

john.g.cullen@mu.ie  

Professor Frances Lucy (Institute of Technology, Sligo)

lucy.frances@itsligo.ie  

More information is available here