MA Social Change, Environment and Sustainability / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

There is a significant under-provision of social science postgraduates with the specific subject expertise of social change for sustainability. This skills gap is despite the strong emphasis in both government, private and third sector organisations on behavioural, organisational and social change.

This programme is one of the few in the country that addresses this skills gap, and the only one in the UK which specifically blends Sociology with environment, sustainability, and social change. It will equip you with the research training, knowledge, and skills both for employment in a variety of fields and for PhD research.

You will also gain highly-valued employability skills such as digital literacy, group work, data handling, communication, presentation and writing skills.

It is expected that graduates from this course will be well-equipped for careers in fields such as:

  • Environmental and sustainability consultancy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability communications
  • Government, think tanks and policy
  • NGOs and the third sector.

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability.