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Course summary

This MSc in Sustainable Finance provides the opportunity for you to learn and develop skills to enable you to resolve financial problems in ways that mitigate harm to the environment and society.

  • The course will enhance your career by helping you develop analytical and quantitative tools to resolve financial problems that relate to Sustainable Finance
  • The course is of interest to those concerned with mitigating the harm of economic activity on the environment and society
  • The course can be taken part-time or full-time to suit your employment situation
  • The full course allows you to pursue one of two Pathways for more in-depth study
  • You can register for: i) the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Finance; ii) the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Finance; or, iii) the full MSc in Sustainable Finance.
Course information The adverse effects of human activity on the climate and society are now matters of grave concern. There is also the recognition that graduates are not insufficiently trained to meet the challenges of mitigating the harmful effects of economic activities. This new MSc in Sustainable Finance aims to help you develop the financial and analytical tools to bridge the gap between the traditional approaches to financial decision-making and the concept of financial sustainability, where Sustainable Finance is the main pillar of the course. The course is interdisciplinary and draws on environmental economics, governance, finance and risk management, law and regulation and carbon accounting. It aims to provide you with the skills needed to understand and help resolve some of the problems facing the national and global economy in meeting sustainable development goals. The course is flexible to accommodate your employment situation, such that you can enrol for the Certificate, Diploma or the full MSc degree. If you pursue the full MSc, you will be able to choose one of two distinct Pathways that emphasizes: i) Socially Responsible Investment and Carbon Reporting (Pathway A); and ii) Islamic Portfolio Management and Islamic Sustainable Finance (Pathway B). You will also be able to undertake your dissertation in Sustainable Finance at The Institute of Responsible Business Economics and Society, under the supervision of established academic researchers at The Centre for Corporate and Financial Integrity. The aims of the course are in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Assessment method

Assessment is by a mix of Individual Course Work, Group Course Work and 2-hour exam, plus a 10,000-word Dissertation For the full MSc, half of your taught modules (60 credits; 4 modules) are assessed by 2-hour examination per module, equally spread across two semesters. The remaining modules will be assessed by individual Report and Group Work including and Individual Dissertation.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours undergraduate degree (minimum of 2:2) or equivalent with an appropriate business or finance background. Appropriate work experience in the financial sector together with relevant professional qualification(s). Where necessary, applicants are interviewed, especially those that do not appear to meet the standard admission criteria. Where deemed appropriate, a written exercise may be administered to establish suitability.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Sustainable Finance at Coventry University - UCAS