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The Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership is delivered part-time over two years via four week-long residential workshops and intermediate e-learning sessions.


The residential workshops encompass:

• Lectures and talks by leading academics and practitioners;

• Facilitated discussions and group activities;

• Face-to-face tutorials and supervisions to support the completion of the assignments and research dissertation;

• First-hand exposure to some of the University’s impressive facilities and traditions.

Twelve interdisciplinary modules are taught over the four residential workshops and additional modules are delivered via e-learning. The first workshop introduces the sustainability challenges and a broad spectrum of leadership responses, which are then explored in more detailed over the next three workshops.

While the focus is in on leadership responses, one or two sustainability challenges are ‘spotlighted’ at each workshop. Cross-cutting leadership and change topics are also embedded within and/or interspersed between the sessions covering the various leadership responses.

The residential workshops are highly intensive and there is little free time; hence participants wishing to experience Cambridge’s many attractions should make arrangements to do this outside the compulsory residential periods.

Workshop Dates for Cohort 6 (2015 intake)

Workshop 1: 30 August–5 September 2015
Workshop 2: 9–15 April 2016
Workshop 3: 31 July–6 August 2016
Workshop 4: 26 March–1 April 2017

Workshop Dates for Cohort 7 (2016 intake)

Workshop 1: 18–24 September 2016
Workshop 2: 26 March–1 April 2017
Workshop 3: 30 July–5 August 2017
Workshop 4: 8–14 April 2018

Workshop Dates for Cohort 8 (2017 intake)

Workshop 1: 2–8 September 2017
Workshop 2: 8–14 April 2018
Workshop 3: 2–8 September 2018  
Workshop 4: 31 March–6 April 2019