A sophisticated but easy to use Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) offers a platform where linked readings and audio/visual presentations, discussion forums, webinars, videos and group activities make for a rich and exciting learning experience.
Assessments vary according to the nature of the module but all are designed to ensure that your learning and achievement are of the highest quality and directly related to the programme’s goals of promoting and realising social responsibility and sustainability in the private, public and third sectors.
Part-time distance learning will allow you the flexibility to take control of your own learning and balance study with professional and personal obligations.
Applying yourself to two modules per term, combined with the final dissertation, will allow you to complete the course in the recommended two year period. However you are able to spread your study over a maximum of five years, affording you the opportunity to study at a slower pace or take breaks where necessary.
The programme is designed to cater for distance learners and is supported online with a sophisticated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with each module being designed specifically to cater for the needs of online distance learners.
We have an established global reputation for offering a unique educational experience. We provide a high quality education and emphasis is placed on personal and professional development through knowledge and skills gained during the programme and personal reflection. We put you at the heart of what we do - providing a truly transformational learning experience. We develop future leaders, encouraging you to be the best you can be, and to be an inspiration to others.
Through the Social Responsibility and Sustainability MSc you will develop and demonstrate valuable transferable and practical skills including: presentation skills, negotiation, team work, report writing and ICT skills.
Teaching staff are drawn from a range of different disciplines within and beyond the Business School.
External speakers also provide insights that add to the applied nature of the programme.
Teaching staff include:
Dr John Blewitt
BScEcon, MA, MEd, PhD, FRSA
Distance Learning Programme Leader: MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
John is author of The Ecology of Learning (Earthscan, 2006) and Understanding Sustainable Development (Earthscan, 2008) and Media, Ecology and Conservation (Green Books, 2010).
He has research of urban sustainability, green architecture and city design and new media communications. His most recent project, Connecting Spaces and Places: the right to the city, involves working with the Library of Birmingham project on civic engagement and sustainability communications in the city.
He is a member of the Commission for Education and Communication of the IUCN, a Distinguished Schumacher Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Tel: +44(0)121 204 4284