Study Patterns: Strategic Sustainability Management MSc (online)

On this page you will find the study patterns for our MSc Strategic Sustainability Management (online) programme.

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Strategic Sustainability Management, MSc - standard (3 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Strategic Execution, Management & Leadership
(7BM504)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits

Strategy Formulation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
(7BM505)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits

International Business Strategies
(7EC508)
20 credits
Year 2 International Environmental Policy and Law
(7EV546)
20 credits
Tools for Delivering Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems
(7EV550)
20 credits
Sustainable Business Management
(7EV549)
20 credits
Year 3 Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits continued
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits continued


Strategic Sustainability Management, MSc - accelerated (2 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Strategic Execution, Management & Leadership
(7BM504)
20 credits

 International Environmental Policy and Law
(7EV546)
20 credits

Transforming Personal Skills
(7HR529)
0 credits

Strategy Formulation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
(7BM505)
20 credits

Tools for Delivering Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems
(7EV550)
20 credits

Career Coaching and Mentoring
(7HR530)
0 credits

International Business Strategies
(7EC508)
20 credits

Sustainable Business Management
(7EV549)
20 credits

Year 2

Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits

Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits continued

Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 credits continued