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The Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership is a leading accredited University of Cambridge postgraduate degree. This programme attracts high-calibre candidates from a wide variety of sectors and countries. Both academic excellence and leadership on sustainability are prioritised in the competitive selection process, and in the design and delivery of the programme.
The interdisciplinary Master's is offered in association with the Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Land Economy and the Judge Business School.
The programme is delivered on a part-time basis over two years, making it an ideal choice for participants who intend to continue in full-time employment. Likewise, students do not need to be UK- or Cambridge-based.
The Master’s programme develops further the highly successful format used for CPSL’s portfolio of programmes, including The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme and the Climate Innovation Programme. In addition, it provides an opportunity for alumni of our Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB) to further advance their learning.
The Master’s typically attracts candidates who wish to formalise their credentials as sustainability professionals, advisers or consultants. We are also the first choice for mainstream business leaders seeking to gain a better understanding of sustainability risks and opportunities and how to respond to these. We likewise appeal to leaders from the not-for-profit or public sectors who wish to work together with the private sector to address sustainability challenges.
The main components of the Master's are:
• Four week-long residential workshops in Cambridge, usually in August/September and March/April of each academic year.
• E-learning via a virtual learning environment between the residential workshops.
• Two individual work-based assignments.
• A group project around an area of mutual relevance.
• An individual research dissertation.
The learning approach is highly interactive and designed to encourage reflection and debate. Participants are supported by a team of expert tutors and supervisors. The speakers, lecturers and facilitators are leading experts and practitioners from academia, business government and civil society.
A key feature of the programme is the learning experience. The programme provides shared learning from peers, benchmarking against other organisations and networking with the wide range of contributors.
The overall goal of the programme is to challenge, stretch and stimulate current and future leaders both to achieve academic excellence and to build their capacity to bring about positive change for sustainability. In particular, the programme aims to:
Additional benefits include: gaining full access to the University Library, including borrowing rights and electronic resources; membership of a Cambridge College; and membership of the University Centre, which continues after completion of the course.
The programme is delivered at a range of venues across Cambridge, ensuring that participants benefit from studying at the heart of the University. This includes lectures at the associated Departments and dinners in historic colleges.
All students at the University of Cambridge become members of a College, which provides pastoral support within a stimulating academic community. Wolfson College serves as the main host for the programme and is where the majority of our students find membership. It was founded especially for graduate and mature students and is one of only a few Colleges that cater specifically for the needs of part-time students, including offering accommodation and regular formal dining outside the normal University terms (which is when the residential workshops take place).
We recommend that you consider applying to become a member of Wolfson College. 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 Wolfson College.
Once a College member, you will remain a member for life, and this typically includes some ongoing opportunity to book accommodation and formal dinners, and being invited to College alumni events.
To foster a collegiate atmosphere during the intensive workshops, we block book accommodation, usually at Wolfson College. College accommodation is of a 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. Accommodation at Wolfson College is also very reasonably priced, especially for members of the College.
At each residential workshop, complimentary or optional formal dinners are arranged at other Colleges, such as Jesus College, Emmanuel College, St Catharine’s College, Peterhouse and Trinity Hall.
Who Delivers the Master's?
The Master's in Detail
Application & Fees
1st workshop: 4–10 August 2013, Cambridge 2nd workshop: 16–22 March 2014, Cambridge3rd workshop: 3–9 August 2014, Cambridge
4th workshop: dates tbc, Cambridge
For more details, please contact:James Rostampour,Accredited Programmes ManagerT: +44 (0)1223 768851F: +44 (0) 1223 email@example.com
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