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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Master's students at the University of Cambridge become members of a College, which provides pastoral support within a stimulating academic community. 

Robinson College and Fitzwilliam College serve as the main hosts for the programme and are where the majority of our students find membership. Robinson has a thriving postgraduate community and a good support network for postgraduate students. Robinson is well known for its beautiful gardens, excellent postgraduate accommodation and is centrally located near to the University Library and to the science departments located on the West Cambridge site. Fitzwilliam College has an active and friendly postgraduate community, admitting MSt candidates from courses including Advanced Subject Teaching, Genomic Medicine and Applied Criminology and Police Management. The College has an increasingly central location in relation to the University's expansion towards the north and west of Cambridge.

2013 Graduation of Wolfson College Members

Due to significant demand for college membership, we recommend that applicants apply for college membership as follows:

Continuous route: Fitzwilliam or Robinson College.

Flexible route, Stage 3: Fitzwilliam College. (College membership is not available for Stages 1 and 2.)

If you choose to apply to another College, please be aware that it might not be successful and we cannot guarantee that you will receive similar levels of support, especially outside the normal University terms. If you do not indicate a preference for a particular College, then your application will be submitted to Fitzwilliam or Robinson College.

Once a College member, you will remain a member for life, and this typically includes some on-going opportunity to book accommodation and formal dinners, and being invited to College alumni events.

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Teaching and social venues

The programme is expected to be delivered at a range of venues across Cambridge, ensuring that students experience the breadth of resources that the University has to offer.

At residential workshops, complimentary/optional formal dinners are held at other historic Colleges such as Downing, Jesus, Emmanuel, St Catharine’s, Queen's, Newnham, Peterhouse and Trinity Hall.



To foster a collegiate atmosphere during the intensive workshops, we block book accommodation, usually at Robinson or Fitzwilliam College. Accommodation at these colleges is very reasonably priced, especially for members of the College. It also offers reasonable quality and rooms have basic furnishing and en suite bathrooms; however, it does not provide full hotel standards of service and convenience.

Students are not obliged to take up the offer of accommodation; however staying in College is encouraged, since it offers practical benefits and enhances the experience of Cambridge student life.

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.



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.


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