MSc Sustainable Finance

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Curricular information is subject to change

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The MSc in Sustainable Finance is aimed at those who would like to pursue a career in the growing number of sustainable finance sectors. The programme is suitable for students from a wide variety of disciplines such as business/finance/economics, environmental science, engineering, geography, mathematics or physics. 

The educational values of the programme are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to: critically evaluate the financial and business management decisions of investors and firms in the context of the transition to a low carbon and sustainable economy; apply statistical analysis techniques to the valuation and management of portfolios of financial securities, including green portfolios; apply data science tools to the mining and analysis of environmental data; develop a deep understanding of policy implications in the area of environmental finance and sustainable energy and enhance the students teamwork and leadership skills to succeed as future leaders in the area of sustainable development. 

The learning environment consists of both theoretical and applied components. Lectures combine theory and practice and are complemented with small group tutorials. Students engage in autonomous learning through individual assignments including literature reviews. Team work is also encouraged through presentations of data analysis and case studies. Students also have access to state of the art financial databases in a designated dataroom. An optional internship programme is also integrated into the programme. 

The programme uses multiple teaching, learning and assessment approaches. Modules are presented mainly by academics and also feature many guest lectures and presentations delivered by practitioners with significant industry experience. Industry experts in the area of environmental and renewable energy finance also contribute to the design, delivery, and evolution of the curriculum. Assessment strategies include traditional exams, case study presentations and written reports. Group projects and presentations are also a key feature of this programme.

  • Critically assess the theory and practice underpinning investors’ decisions, exploring the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating global perspectives and sustainability factors into their decision-making frameworks.
  • Employ theoretical, statistical and financial modelling techniques to comprehend the risks and opportunities associated with the global shift towards a low carbon economy.
  • Possess the skills to interpret existing and/or original research using quantitative tools and relevant financial, market and non-market information (utilizing appropriate databases and literature).
  • Undertake and present a detailed analysis of core sustainable finance valuation/risk management situations in written and oral forms.
  • Draw on personal and colleagues’ cognitive and practical talents to promote effective and ethical business practices.
  • Understand ethical values related to the promotion of sustainability in the economy and the finance sector.
  • Understand the financial tools and resources that companies can make use of to raise funds for sustainability projects.
  • Synthesise and summarise data, information and results from market and non-market models to professionally communicate outcomes of the analysis and their recommendations to key stakeholders.
  • Select and use appropriate communication strategies (oral, written & visual) to effectively communicate challenges in the sustainability space and to advance objectives to meet these challenges.
  • Engage in collaborative learning by completing business projects and assignments as part of a team.
  • Our graduates will identify and understand how global, economic, political, environmental, social and cultural factors impact on business and management
  • Our graduates will demonstrate critical thinking and independent reasoning skills in situations of decision-making and problem-solving, as supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques.
  • Our graduates will be informed and imaginative future global business leaders who are mindful of responsible and sustainable business objectives and practices.
  • Our graduates will have the ability to develop and implement creative solutions to real-world problems.
  • Our graduates will be effective communicators and collaborators in intercultural and diverse settings.

MSc Sustainable Finance (B806) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 19500
nonEU    fee per year - € 22600

MSc Sustainable Finance (B807) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 9980
nonEU    fee per year - € 11300

***Fees are subject to change

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Sustainable Finance FT (B806)
1 Years
Full Time
MSc Sustainable Finance PT (B807)
2 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised