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Sustainable Business Leadership

MSc / Postgraduate Certificate, Year of entry 2024

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Accelerate Your Management career in sustainability

Our inspiring distance learning course speaks directly to the skills that employers are actively seeking. You will advance your career by applying your newly acquired knowledge to make a positive contribution to sustainability. You’ll make a meaningful impact in your organisation, helping them to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with shaping sustainable strategies.

Academic entry requirements

A First or 2.1 (hons) bachelor degree in any subject.

If you hold a 2.2 (hons) bachelor degree in any subject, or professional qualifications equivalent to Bachelor with Honours/Masters we’ll consider your application for the MSc course if you have at least three years of relevant work experience in a professional environment or for the PGCert course if you have at least two years of relevant work experience.

If you hold professional qualifications or Higher Education qualifications equivalent to Level 5, we’ll consider your application for the MSc course if you have at least five years of relevant work experience in a professional environment or for the PGCert course if you have at least three years of relevant work experience.

Professionally qualified candidates who do not meet the formal qualifications will also be considered but assessed individually.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information, please contact our Enrolment Advisors at

Where necessary, you will be expected to improve your English further during the course by making use of the online English tuition support that we provide.

English language requirements

  • All applicants will need to have GCSE English language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.
  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component as stated in the current Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Mathematics requirements / numerical competence

Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • the successful completion of a university degree, or
  • the successful completion of a recognised professional qualification with a clear numerical component (e.g., ACCA, CFA), or
  • GCSE or A level Maths (or recognised international equivalent).

Other forms of evidence may be considered but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Start the application process

Please complete the personal details form to begin your application to study on the Sustainable Business Leadership MSc or Postgraduate Certificate course at the University of Leeds.

Once you have completed the form you will receive an email or call from a member of our Enrolment Team to schedule a consultation call with them to discuss your eligibility for the course. After the consultation call you will receive an email with a link to log into our application portal where you can upload your documents and fill in personal and contact details.

If in the meantime you have any questions, please contact our Enrolment Team:

"The online study experience has been great. I’ve really enjoyed the live interactions where I’ve been able to hear very diverse perspectives from facilitators and fellow students. The discussions that we have via the online discussion board have also been interesting and we get very prompt replies from the academics."

Ohmna Sinha
Associate Director – Data & Analytics (Product Manager)

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Course fees

The following fees apply to those starting their course between September 2023 and July 2024.

UK/EU and International:

Postgraduate Certificate*
UK/EU and International:

You will have the option to pay your fees on a module-by-module basis, unless you are receiving a student loan or your fees are being paid directly to the University by your employer or sponsor. Our Enrolment Advisors are here to answer any queries you may have.

*A student loan is not available for the Postgraduate Certificate.

Course start date

  • July 2024
Online postgraduate courses - University of Leeds