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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Who are the built environment programmes for? 

Our Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment 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.

"IDBE equipped me with the advocacy, innovation and interdisciplinary skills needed to be a leader for the built environment.

Dr Phebe Mann, Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales 


Applicants from outside the UK

The part-time courses have been designed to be accessible for students based throughout the world. The content is internationally relevant though it should be noted that the programme is developed and delivered predominantly by a Cambridge based team. There are no restrictions on citizenship, country of residence or fee status of students. International students are eligible for the same fee as home students. 


Read testimonials from previous built environment students

Our 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 students 

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


Meet the Directors webinars

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


More information

Sustainable Built Environment Courses Overview

Who should apply? 

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