International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

Study with us

Learning about responsible business

Profits, people and planet. How do businesses remain competitive while ensuring they operate sustainably?

Is it possible to be driven by profit while simultaneously looking after workforces, customers, communities in an environmentally sensitive way? In today’s marketplace, those organisations that don't, pay the price.

This is what we explore in our fascinating Sustainable Business MSc, which ICCSR staff run and teach at the Business School.

Students benefit from the application of our world-class research which puts into context the social, environmental, ethical and economic impact of sustainability within business, and how such increasingly important issues can be addressed.

Our course attracts one of the most diverse student cohorts of any in the country. Those who study with us come from Mongolia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Europe, South America.

Many of our alumni go to work with some of the world’s most successful organisations such as:

  • SalterBaxter
  • PwC
  • ZGF Architects
  • Coty
  • NEST
  • Sustainalytics
  • FTSE Russell
  • the World Bank. 

Other alumni/graduates choose an academic career and work for prestigious universities including: Bath, Kings College, Newcastle, Royal Holloway.

If you’re looking to embrace the world of modern business and make your mark, this course is for you.


Find out more about studying with us.

MSc - your questions answered

I want to know more about the course structure

Students take 60 credits per semester. Core modules are 20 credits each and the optional modules can be both 10 or 20 credits.  

20 credit module: 4 hours per week x 11 weeks
10 credit module: 2 hours per week x 11 weeks (which can be further broken down in to lectures, seminars, labs etc.)

Coursework may include 2000 to 3000 word essays, seminars, class debates, a reflections journal.
Most of our core modules have two assignments.

Am I eligible for a scholarship? If so, how do I apply?

All information about scholarships can be found on our

Scholarships page

Is there any other funding that I could take advantage of?

Please contact the Graduate School for advice on what further funding may be available to you.

+44 (0) 115 846 8400.

How many students are admitted onto the course annually?

On average, we enroll 20 + students a year but no more than 30.

Can I take part in an internship?

We have close relationships with local, national and international businesses and strongly support our students to partake in internships. Our Careers and Professional Development Service helps students find the right opportunities from which you'll benefit.

Find out more about Careers and Professional Development



International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

Nottingham University Business School
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 7854
Fax: +44 (0) 115 846 8074