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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Graduate programmes


Are you interested in cross-sectoral postgraduate courses in sustainable business?

Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership


Full Master’s degree, part time over 2 years

Develop leadership capacity to tackle critical sustainability challenges, with practical assignments and a research dissertation.

Applications for 2022 entry are now open.

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business


Equivalent to 2/3 of a Master’s, part time over 2 years

Explore emerging and cutting-edge responses to topical sustainability challenges and opportunities, with practical assignments.

Applications for 2022 entry are now open.

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business – organisational/value chains

Equivalent to 1/3 of a Master’s degree, part time over 9 months

Explore embedding sustainability within organisations, or across value chains, with practical assignments and a group project.

Applications for 2022 entry are now open.

Value chains is now offered as an elective stream of the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business


Are you interested in postgraduate courses focused on the built environment?


Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE)

Part-time 2-year Master’s degree, or 10-month Postgraduate Certificate

Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the built environment. Learn to collaborate to deliver first class projects with sustainability at the core.

Applications for 2022 entry open from September


Are you interested in continuing professional development for sustainability practitioners?


Sustainability Leadership Laboratories

Two-day, practical workshops, delivered virtually and in Cambridge.

Explore cutting-edge responses to emerging sustainability trends and develop a practical action plan to implement change in your organisation.

CISL is monitoring the Covid-19 situation and responding accordingly to UK Government and University advice. At present, we expect to deliver our postgraduate programmes starting in 2022 as advertised. We are well equipped to deliver dynamic and engaging workshops remotely, should the situation demand. Find out more.

Blog: First-class graduate education in a Covid-19 world


Strengthen your leadership skills, embed sustainability in your organisation, and further your career.

Study a part-time postgraduate course via a combination of workshops and e-modules.


Programme overview

Meet the Directors

Join a webinar session hosted by the Directors of our part-time postgraduate courses as they give you an overview of our programmes and admissions process for 2022 applications and can answer your questions.

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