Sustainable Work

University of Limerick

Sustainable Work

This programme is an ideal fit for you if you:

You are a people, project or line manager trying to navigate the challenges we experience in this new post-Covid world, such as digital transformation and hybrid work.

You are a current or aspiring HR professional tasked with developing new work policies and practices and supporting your organisation's aim to build more sustainable workplaces.

You are looking to advance your career by increasing your knowledge and skills in how the world of work is changing, to ensure sustainable team performance during digital transformation, lead workplace initiatives on new ways of working, drive sustainable business change projects or better advocate for employee groups and better work practices.

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain a strategic edge in the market and lead the way towards a sustainable future of work.

(M) Microcreds available:

Modules listed within the Programme Content with an (M) beside them are MicroCreds and can be taken independently.

This innovative and industry-responsive programme, designed by the Academy at the triple-accredited Kemmy Business School, brings together the latest thinking in workplace research, trends and practices and explores them through the current context of digital transformation and sustainable business. Co-created with industry in our Kemmy Business School WorkFutures Lab, this online, flexible Professional Diploma brings you the latest case studies, industry insights, and internationally renowned work and employment research at a pace that suits working professionals.

You will learn about emerging technologies and how they present opportunities and challenges. You will also learn how to create sustainable workplaces and improve and advance your people management and HR knowledge. You'll develop new techniques and strategies to leverage the many opportunities the new world of work can offer organisations, their people and the world around us. This is also a unique opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and engage with academic and industry experts.


Sustainable Business
How to manage social, economic, and environmental sustainability concerns now facing the industry and their impact on your business.

Emerging Technologies
Learn about existing and emerging technologies and digital transformation (for non-technical professionals).

New Ways of Working
Understanding how we create work, complete tasks, interact with our professional networks and teams and behave in virtual or hybrid work settings.

The Employment Relationship
Identifying the many elements that shape and influence our employment relationship, work identity, work values, preferences, motivations, and the employee voice, inclusion, and well-being.

Shaping the Future of Work
How to engage with key stakeholders to advocate and influence a corporate strategy inclusive of society, organisational stakeholders, teams, and people.

Innovative Studio-Based Learning Project
All of our Professional Diplomas at UL@Work provide a novel opportunity to be part of a cross-disciplinary Future-Focused project team. You will learn how to work in an online studio environment with other working professional learners completing professional diplomas in areas such as Strategic Leadership, Digital Futures and Innovation, AI, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity. This is a unique opportunity to learn how to work within a cross-disciplinary project, evolve your skills as a 'T-Shaped Professional', and engage in a virtual, online project team in a moderated learning environment.

Subjects taught


Semester Title
Autumn 2023 Future-Focused Professional - Portfolio 1
Autumn 2023 Introduction to Emerging Technologies (M)
Autumn 2023 Sustainable Organisations and Decision-Making (M)
Spring 2024 Digital Transformation of Work and the Employment Relationship
Spring 2024 Designing Work into the Future
Spring 2024 Future-Focused Professional - Portfolio 2

(M) A MicroCred is a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking a micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

Entry requirements

Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where
English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year part-time.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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