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CISL postgraduate courses are widely regarded as some of the best in the world. Discover about the distinctive benefits of engaging in part-time education on sustainability leadership for the built environment with the University of Cambridge.

Our Master’s students explain how the unique opportunities provided by the programme have helped them to collaborate, learn from industry and academic experts, and bring about change in their organisations. Their sustainability studies will be applied to real challenges and opportunities in the private, public and NGO sectors.

Read testimonials from previous IDBE Master’s students 

Learn more about employer benefits and support as well as the Cambridge approach to learning.


Who are the built environment programmes for? 

Our Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE) programmes are for all those involved in the commissioning, design, construction and management of projects in the built environment.

The course attracts students from a range of professions from across the sector including, but not limited to architects, engineers, surveyors, planners, landscape architects, project managers, facility managers, surveyors, urban designers, asset managers, property developers and contractors, who wish to develop their understanding of and responses to the global challenges and opportunities facing the built environment.


“The network of people I now have met through CISL is inspiring and knowledgeable in so many industries”

Valerie Labi, IDE Ghana



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 2023 applications and can answer your questions.


Quick links

Built Environment home

Delivery format

Who should apply?

Course assignments and dissertation

Dissertation supervisors

Built Environment testimonials

Admissions requirements

Built Environment sources of funding

Information for employers

Professional networks

Support for students

What's the difference between an MSc and an MSt?



Course Enquiries

Becky Stanley, Senior Project Manager