Inaugural course launches October 2021; applications now open

In 2021 the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment will launch a new MSc within the School of Geography and the Environment. The MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment (MSEE) will equip students with the rigorous academic knowledge and applied skills needed to understand and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, environmentally sustainable economic model that simultaneously improves the quality of life of the world's least advantaged people. The course will emphasise the role of enterprise, both public and private, in meeting these challenges. The 12-month course is designed for current and future decision makers who seek deepen their expertise in economics, finance and business, whilst broadening their understanding of the scientific, technological and cultural aspects of climate change and sustainable development. It is aimed at both recently completed undergraduates and graduates as well as early- to mid-career professionals.

The launch of this course comes at a pivotal time in history when major questions are being asked about the interactions between societies, economies and the natural environment - and the value structures underpinning these interactions.

Please see our MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment webpages for more information on the programme, including how to apply.

About the course

The MSEE is ideally suited to provide you with both the academic knowledge and practical skills needed to thrive in the post-pandemic landscape and play a leading role in reorienting the relationship between enterprise, society and the natural environment. Equipping the next generation with the cutting-edge research and training needed to drive change has always been central to the Smith School's mission to get the world to net- zero emissions and achieve sustainable development. But now it takes on an even greater meaning in a context where the cement of societal structures is temporarily pliable and there is a genuine opportunity to change things for the better.

Find out more about the structure of this course, core and elective modules, field trips and our teaching staff.

Who should apply, and why

This 12-month course is designed for current and future decision-makers who seek to deepen their expertise in economics, finance and business, broaden their understanding of the scientific, technological and cultural aspects of climate change and sustainable development and learn how to lead impactful change within enterprise. It is aimed at both recently completed undergraduates and graduates as well as early- to mid-career professionals.

Find out more about how to apply for this course.

Info for current students

Course information, timetables, and teaching materials for current students are provided through the Canvas VLE and on our Intranet.

Please also see the main University of Oxford Student Gateway for more information.

SoGE Alumni Network

With over 5,000 former geography undergraduates as well as more than 1,500 Masters and DPhil graduates the SoGE Alumni Network is a growing source of professional contacts, knowledge, and advice.

Contact us

For more info on the course, please contact:

Dr Laurence Wainwright

Dr Laurence Wainwright
Course Director, MSEE

Please note: The actual course content may vary from the information provided online and should therefore be taken to be indicative rather than tightly prescriptive.