Economic and environmental crises are often in the news, yet social innovation is growing at pace.
Collaborative consumption systems like Airbnb, digital currencies like Bitcoin, local currencies like the Bristol Pound, gifting systems like Impossible.com, and sharing systems like TimeBanks UK, suggest that there could be a new paradigm emerging for how we organise our economic lives in ways that could restore community and the environment.
The aim of this Certificate of Achievement is for you to understand why and how to create, scale and evaluate digitally-enabled systems of 'sustainable exchange'.
Sustainable exchange includes systems for giving, sharing, renting, exchanging, and funding, with or without official money.
We understand that this is the world's first Masters-level course on digital currencies and the sharing economy.
For a short TEDx talk introducing this topic, see Professor Bendell's The Money Myth.
Participants are required to have completed the MOOC (massive online open course) prior to starting this module.
This course is available as an accredited level 7 module, which means you'll earn academic credits at masters level. If you choose this option, you will have to complete mandatory self-led study and an assignment. Apply now
Stand alone short course
The short course option is non-credit bearing. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Apply now
The course is worth 20 credit points at Masters level, and can be part of our Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership.