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Why apply?


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 how alumni of our graduate programmes have built on their time with us and embedded their learning into their organisation’s business practices. 

Learn more about employer benefits and support.


Who should apply?

The Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership is designed for senior and mid-career professionals and managers who want to enhance their ability to respond to sustainability challenges and are looking to further their own personal development in the field.

The content of the programme is predominantly focused towards sustainability in a business context, although the programme welcomes applicants from the public sector and NGOs. Applicants from these sectors who want to understand how business is tackling sustainability challenges, and therefore gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work effectively with business, will benefit from attending the programme.

Typical job titles of applicants include seniority descriptors, such as Director, Head, Vice President, Manager, Advisor, or Consultant; and/or functional descriptors, such as:

  • sustainability; social; environmental; energy/carbon
  • corporate (social) responsibility; public affairs 
  • strategy; risk; policy; development
  • human resources; people
  • projects; operations; sales; distribution; research.


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

Valerie Labi, IDE Ghana


Selection process

The highest calibre candidates are selected via a rigorous process endorsed by an Academic Advisory Committee comprising representatives from the associated Departments, and then approved by the Judge Business School's Degree Committee and the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education.

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2020 intake workshop dates

Workshop 1: 30 Aug-05 Sept 2020
Workshop 2: 11-17 April 2021
Workshop 3: 05-11 Sept 2021
Workshop 4: 03-09 April 2022

2019 intake workshop dates

Workshop 1: 22–28 September 2019
Workshop 2: 29 March–4 April 2020
Workshop 3: 13–19 September 2020   
Workshop 4: 11–17 April 2021 

2018 intake workshop dates

Workshop 1: 16–22 September 2018 
Workshop 2: 31 March–6 April 2019
Workshop 3: 1–7 September 2019   
Workshop 4: 29 March–4 April 2020