MSc Sustainable Technology and Management




1 year


UWS London



Start date

January, May, September

This course is available at UWS London from January 2024.

Why study MSc Information Technology with Project Management?

Businesses in almost every industry, especially here in the UK, are investing increasing amounts in sustainability and a big part of that is employing qualified experts in sustainability technology. Our course provides you with the opportunity to enter a career that’s in high demand, in an industry currently worth £3 trillion.

Why study at UWS London?

The MSc in Sustainable Technology and Management at UWS is centred around, in particular, the requirements of the manufacturing and services sectors. The institution also works closely with the Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) to ensure that it’s continuously in line with the most up-to-date trends in this fast-moving industry. The programme also offers Yellow and Green belt Lean Six Sigma courses which are accredited by the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals.  

UWS are also known for their exceptional career prospects, with 91% of graduates getting into either work or further study after graduating (Baseline 2020/21). And, what better city to complete an MSc in sustainability technology than London, a place that’s world-renowned for business? 

FAQs | MSc Information Technology with Project Management

Where could this course lead me?

As businesses become more aware of their impact on the planet and with many organisations working towards adopting Net Zero targets by 2050, sustainability strategies are now a key focus for many employers. After this MSc, graduates can expect to find roles such as:

  • Principal Sustainability Manager
  • Senior Environment and Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Project Manager
  • Sustainability Programme Manager

What are the key areas of study?

You will start with the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). This stage of the course includes these core modules: 

  • Operations Management for Sustainability (20 Credits)
  • Sustainable Energy Sources and Storage (20 Credits)
  • Sustainability Principles (20 Credits)

You will also have the option to complete these modules in addition to the core ones:

  • Managing Quality (20 Credits)
  • Project Management Fundamentals (20 Credits)
  • Research Methods (20 Credits)
  • Stakeholder Management and Governance (20 Credits)

Once you’ve completed the PgDip, you can move on to the MSc Dissertation module. 

  • MSc Dissertation. This involves research and analysis of a specific project, chosen and driven by you (60 Credits).

How does teaching and assessment work at UWS?

UWS’s highly qualified and experienced teaching team will take you through the course with a mix of tutorials, practical classes, student-centred activities, case studies and core material delivery. As well as this, there will be a programme of specialist guest lectures throughout the degree. 

Assessment’s are carried out through a mix of oral presentations, written submissions around real-life scenarios, and design problems. This has been found to be the best way to prepare students for life after the Master’s.

  • Written reports
  • Essays
  • Scientific papers
  • Laboratory reports
  • Literature reviews
  • Case studies
  • Research proposals
  • Posters
  • Academic posters
  • Logbooks
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Oral presentations
  • Viva voces

Is this course right for me?

Many of the students on this course will have a science or engineering background (whether that be an Honours degree or industry experience), and are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of sustainable technology. 

Most successful applicants will have an honours degree or equivalent qualification, but if you’re unsure about your eligibility for this course, just get in touch and we can talk to you about your options. If you have enough relevant experience, you might be more suited to the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) which then leads you on to the MSc on completion. 

So if you’re keen to learn about sustainability technologies or are a business owner that’s looking to incorporate sustainability principles into your products, services, or operations, this course may be just for you.

How long does this MSc take to complete?

This course is available from January 2024.

If you take the course from January, it takes 1 year and 3 months. If you opt to take the course from May or September, it takes just 1 year.

What are the fees for this MSc?

For the 2023/24 academic year;

  • Scottish students will pay £7,500
  • The rest of the UK will pay £11,750
  • International students (including EU students) will pay £15,250

How do I apply?

If you meet the requirements for this MSc, you can apply through the online application system. This involves setting up a profile with UWS. Before you make a start, it’s a good idea to gather any supporting documents you need. You can find out what these are on our documents checklist page.

Most of the postgraduate courses at UWS do not have an official application closing date but will instead close when they have reached the full capacity of students who are right for the course.


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