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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Our Postgraduate programmes are designed for those working in full-time employment, based on a blended approach of short residential workshops and virtual learning. We offer content that is specifically designed to provide students with the opportunity to focus on transferable practical solutions, with the purpose of enhancing business value for their organisation, alongside increasing their value to society.

Applications for 2023 entry are now open.


Continuous or flexible route 

CISL offers two routes that can be taken to achieve a Master of Studies (MSt) qualifications, continuous or flexible. Both routes will provide you with the same learning, experience and networking opportunities. Component courses within the flexible route can also be undertaken as stand-alone awards.  You can find out more here. 

Find out more information about our individual Sustainable Business postgraduate courses

Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership

Full Master’s degree (MSt), part time over 2 years (Continuous) or 5 - 10 years (Flexible)

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

Applications for 2023 entry are now open.

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business

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

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

Applications for 2023 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 2023 entry are now open.


Want to know more? 

Compare key course elements and details via our programme overview and comparison table, frequently asked questions are answered here and find out what the difference is between an MSc and an MSt. Join CISL Course Directors for our monthly Meet the Director webinars, here you will gain an overview of our programmes and admissions processes and have opportunity to post your questions to be answered live.



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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