Global Strategy & Sustainability

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


As a society, we face urgent challenges from the impact of climate emergencies, environmental damage and social inequality.

Businesses sit at the nexus of many of these challenges as they must address the concerns of multiple stakeholders:
customers; supply; chain partners; investors; governments; local communities.

The challenge for businesses is to transform their cultures, processes and even business models for the better within the broader context of a global context to net zero carbon.

What role can business play in contributing to achieving net zero carbon while protecting and enhancing human rights – freedom from poverty, access to clean water, good health and a right to education – at a local and a global level? Business firms and organizations must upgrade their capabilities through individuals with a nuanced, critical and reflexive understanding of environmental sustainability and social inequality from a business perspective.

At Edinburgh, you will have the opportunity to learn about business and its impact upon environment and society from researchers who are international leaders in their field, and from leading research and industry engagement from the Business School’s Centre for Business Climate Change and Society (CBCCS). You will also benefit from the Business School and the University’s networks in industry, and in the field of social responsibility and sustainability field.

Entry Requirements

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in business and commerce, management, finance, accounting, economics, international politics, international relations, science, engineering, or law.

Your application may also be considered if you have a degree in a different subject area and have relevant work experience or can demonstrate a high level of interest and engagement in environmental/social sustainability.


Postgraduate Master's

Study Method

Full time


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Business School

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals