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The Manchester Metropolitan University

Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management

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Rank: 57 (UKEAS)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

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Today, global sustainability challenges demand an urgent response. Our MSc Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) is a pioneering course that brings together multi-disciplinary expertise from Manchester Metropolitan's Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, focusing on the nature, causes and consequences of innovation that benefits our economy, environment and society.The challenges associated with sustainable development are complex and interconnected. This course is designed to bridge gaps in disciplines and skills, in response to the need for social sciences, engineers and the physical sciences to work together. Your learning journey on STIM will involve working individually and in interdisciplinary teams on key strategic and policy-related sustainability challenges, developing the skills necessary to help build a more sustainable future.Advanced learningThis cross-faculty course offers research and practitioner-led teaching, delivered by a team working at the forefront of their respective fields in sustainability, innovation and technology management. You will study core units in managing innovation dynamics, advanced entrepreneurship and strategy, sustainable development, and environmental management and policy. From there, you'll have the underpinning knowledge and skills to explore challenges related to energy transitions, the circular economy, conservation or transport systems transitions.Features and Benefits

  • Triple crown - study in a Business School that has prestigious triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
  • Innovative teaching this course takes an advanced learning approach to sustainability and sustainable development, on the one hand, as well as technology and innovation management, on the other, and how they are interrelated and interdependent.
  • Taught by experts it is delivered by an interdisciplinary teaching team, working at the forefront of their respective research fields, in collaboration with industrial and societal stakeholders.
  • Research insight the knowledge themes on this course are inspired by our world-leading research centres, labs and networks across the Faculties of Business and Law, and Science and Engineering.
  • A collaborative approach the course has been developed in collaboration with industrial and societal stakeholders to ensure it meets the needs of global business and society.
  • Live projects you will get the opportunity to work on real business challenges to develop ‘authentic mastery'.
  • Group work - an important part of the teaching and learning experience on this course is group work, a skill highly sought after by employers.
  • A focus on sustainability sustainability is one of the key strategic priorities of the University, therefore we invest a lot of time and knowledge in this area.
  • A city of opportunities Manchester is a global city with a thriving innovation and technology sector, which makes it a great location for your studies.


Entry requirements

You'll need a good UK honours degree at least a high 2:2 or the international equivalent, in a business and management or a science and engineering related subject. We will also consider your application if you have significant experience working as a business and policy professional at a regional, national or international level. International students will be required to demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability. In order to enter, for most postgraduate courses the English requirements are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575, TOEFL computer-based 230. Applicants who don't meet the English language entry requirements may be able to join an English language course at Manchester Met before starting their postgraduate programme. Our Centre for General and Academic English offers a range of courses in General and Academic English and it also offers pre-sessional English courses. Courses vary in length from eight to 30 weeks, depending on the students' current level of English.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any category)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The Manchester Metropolitan University, Business and management studies. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.

About this university

International students

With such a large student body, there are plenty of different nationalities represented within the university’s classes. For international students there is help and advice that begins before they arrive I the UK and continues while they are there. This includes specific information by the country for applicants, assistance with immigration and visas paperwork and even help finding accommodation. There is also lots of general help to integrate with the new community and find those with similar interests and culture to themselves. Finally, there is help with English should this not be a first language for students. The Union MMU is at the heart of activities outside the classroom for the university’s students. It has a building on both the campuses and is available to offer advice and guidance for its members as well as organising the various sports and interest clubs and societies. There are student forums held five times a year for students to voice their opinions on matters that affect them and student groups that have their own representatives as well. Student run media include a radio station, website and print media. The union building in Manchester covers some four floors and includes a bar and nightclub, shops and banking facilities, a student activities centre and advice centre as well as space for those working to run the union.

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