Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility - how to apply

Masters in Sustainability and Responibility

Programme fee

The programme fee for the Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility is £16,000. This is exclusive of VAT and accommodation costs. What is included in the fee?

Loan options for UK residents

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Young People’s Learning Agency will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards.

The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900.

The Ashridge learning provider registration number is: 12357.

Programme application process

The Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility application process is intended to enable both applicants and programme staff to explore and assure a fit between the expectations and demands of the programme and the needs and capabilities of the participants. It will include:

  • Submission of a completed application form
  • References: Submission of two referees
  • Interview: We invite applicants to come to Ashridge and meet the Programme Directors.

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Admissions requirements

The MSc is a demanding modular programme aimed at participants with significant work experience rather than at recent graduates.

Participants will usually hold a first degree or equivalent, though applicants with significant professional experience and no undergraduate degree will also be considered.

The programme is anchored in practice and you will be expected to reflect on and explore your own organisational, community or professional activities between workshops. You will therefore need to demonstrate that you can provide settings in which such exploration can take place.

Appropriate TOEFL/IELTS scores may be required for those whose first language is not English.


50 % funding for SME Participants – Ashridge Masters Qualifications

Ashridge Scholarships

We welcome a diversity of participants on this programme particularly in terms of nationality, country of residence, sector, role, background and size of organisation.

We are able to offer a limited number of partial bursaries, ranging between 10% and 50% of programme fees, to applicants who are unable to meet the full costs independently and whose participation will increase the overall diversity of the group.

Anyone wishing to apply for a bursary should first apply for the programme and come for an open day and interview. Once accepted on the course you can then ask to complete a bursary application.

Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the programme directors to support maximum diversity for each particular intake group.