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Admission requirements

How to apply

Applications for 2017 entry have now closed and late applications cannot be considered. Applications for 2018 entry are due to open in September 2017. To register your interest please email masters@cisl.cam.ac.uk.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applicants requiring time to obtain visas to study, secure funding, and/or make travel or other arrangements are particularly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Requirements of applicants

Besides enthusiasm and commitment, applicants must have:

  • At least a 2.i honours bachelor’s degree (or successful completion of a master’s degree) from a UK University, or an equivalent standard from a recognised overseas institution. (If you do not meet this requirement, then please refer to the notes below.)

  • A minimum of three years' work experience.

  • Demonstrable enthusiasm and/or aptitude for sustainability leadership.

  • Good ability in written and spoken English language. Please refer to the detailed requirements here.

  • Endorsement from your employer or, if independent, from an organisation that will be the focus of your work on the programme. 

  • Access to appropriate computer technology and internet software. 

  • The ability to pay the course fees or to identify a sponsoring institution. 

Guidance on the supporting documents required for applications can be found here.

Please note:

  1. Exceptional candidates who do not meet the above standard academic requirements may be considered, based on the ability to demonstrate suitability for postgraduate study through professional and other attainments. The submission of a GMAT (or GRE) score would be useful for supporting your case. (Your analytical writing and verbal performance are most important for this MSt, and quantitative ability less so.)
  2. Completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB) or the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC) successfully does not negate the need to satisfy the above requirements; however the results can potentially be used to support the admission of ‘non-standard’ candidates if, typically, at least a B grade is achieved.

Eligibility

Please contact the Programme Manager for advice if you are uncertain about your eligibility. If you email a copy of your curriculum vitae, we can give you an initial indication of whether we believe the course will suit you.