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Graduates with sustainability degrees 'in demand'

Published: Friday, 30 October 2009   Category: Postgraduate Study

Students taking postgraduate courses in subjects related to sustainability and green issues are being head-hunted by employers.

According to Dr Mary Dengler, deputy director of the MSc course in sustainability and management at the University of London, businesses are increasingly looking for people to take up roles in their corporate social responsibility sections.

Dr Dengler told the Independent that the 2006 Stern Review, which discussed the effects of global warming on the UK economy, has contributed to a rise in graduate job vacancies opening up for those taking further study in the subject.

She also hinted that these postgraduate students could be on their way to the top.

"You can see that if you look at various corporations. Their head of sustainability often has a seat on the board these days. That's a real shift," she told the newspaper.

A new scheme being led by the University of Glamorgan is allowing 8,000 of those already in employment the chance to work up to a postgraduate level while on the job.

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