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General Information

Key features are below. Click here for a more detailed pdf of the table. Click here for possible progression routes in our sustainable business courses, and here for how to apply.

 

Sustainable Business Qualifications (part-time)

Cambridge qualification:

Master of Studies degree

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Certificate

Focus:

Sustainability leadership 

(business perspective)

Sustainable business

Sustainable business

Organisational perspective

Sustainable business

Value chains perspective

Type of programme

Full Master’s degree.

Postgraduate qualification equivalent to 2/3 of a Master’s degree. Progression to Master’s is under development.

Postgraduate qualification equivalent to 1/3 of a Master’s degree. Progression to PG Diploma or Master’s available. Postgraduate qualification equivalent to 1/3 of a Master’s degree. Progression to PG Diploma or Master’s available.

Who would benefit?

Those who wish to develop and formalise their credentials as sustainability professionals, advisers, entrepreneurs or consultants. 

Those who  wish to enhance their existing knowledge and gain a higher qualification without completing a research dissertation.

Those who wish to gain a broad and action-oriented introduction to sustainability in an organisational business context leading to improved skills in responding to sustainability related risks and opportunities. Those who wish to gain a broad and action-oriented introduction to sustainability in a value chains business context leading to improved skills in responding to sustainability related risks and opportunities.

Duration and format

• Part time over 2 years
• 24 days residential in Cambridge via 4 workshops

• Part time from 1.5 to 3.5 years
• 15 days residential in Cambridge via workshops and Labs

• Part time over 9 months
• 8 days residential in Cambridge via 2 workshops
• Part time over 9 months
• 8 days residential in Cambridge via 2 workshops

Course emphasis

Specific leadership responses to address complex sustainability challenges and opportunities in a business context, and building leadership capacity to think creatively, holistically and systemically. Provides an opportunity to take a ‘deeper dive’ into topical and emergent leadership responses to sustainability in a business context. Responding to sustainability challenges and opportunities in mainstream business practice and 'real-life' industry contexts.  Equipping individuals and teams to respond to sustainability challenges and opportunities experienced by organisations seeking to embed sustainability principles across their value chains.

Testimonials

Watch videos from past students about the benefits of the Master's, and read testimonials. Watch videos from past students about the benefits of the Master's, and Read insights from PCSB alumni into the programme's value to get a flavour of graduate study at CISL. Read insights from PCSB alumni into the programme's value.

Read insights from PCSVC alumni into the programme's value.

Fees

(Bursaries and/or group discounts may be available – please refer to individual course web sites.)

Home students pay £23,142 (£11,571/ year) and Overseas pay £23,466 (£11,733/ year).  Approx. 25 per cent of this covers membership of a Cambridge College. It excludes accommodation and meals; however, reasonably priced College accommodation is offered. Postgraduate Certificate alumni (since 2008) pay a reduced fee.

£13,515 which includes all teaching fees, learning materials, accommodation for the Cambridge workshops and labs and attendance at the Postgraduate Certificate & Diploma Awards Ceremony. Fees do not include travel costs.   £7,395 which includes all teaching fees, learning materials, accommodation for the two Cambridge residential workshops and attendance at the Postgraduate Certificate Awards Ceremony. Fees do not include travel costs.  £7,395 which includes all teaching fees, learning materials, accommodation for two Cambridge residential workshops and attendance at the Postgraduate Certificate Awards Ceremony. Fees do not include travel costs.

 

We also provide a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design in the Built Environment for those looking for a sectoral programme. Find out more.