"It gave me the tools to substantiate the business case as well as the tools to actually start implementing sustainability in our organisation."
Requirements of Applicants
Prospective participants must be able to demonstrate:
- Possession of an undergraduate degree from a recognised university, or evidence of equivalent work experience/achievement and ability to read for a Master's-level programme;
- An acceptable ability in written and spoken English language (evidence will be required of participants’ proficiency if English is not their first language);
- A minimum of 3 years’ work experience after graduation;
- An endorsement from their employing institution supporting their application and required time commitment for the programme, or – if independent – from an acceptable institution familiar with their work;
- Interest in and commitment to sustainability;
- Academic and/or professional excellence;
- Commitment to using your learning from the programme to lead or influence change;
- Access to appropriate computer technology and internet software;
- Ability to pay the course fees or identify a sponsoring institution.
The Selection Process
The selection process will adjudicate candidates against the above criteria. Whilst academic performance is one of the criteria that we will review in order to identify the strongest candidates, we will also consider other indicators of ability.
To ensure an optimum balanced group – in terms of geographical spread, industry sector and area of expertise – the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership reserves the right to decline applications in certain cases.
Places will be available until the closing date for applications, but are being allocated on a rolling basis, so prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
How to Apply
We are now closed for applications to PCSB 16 (2013 intake). If you would like to register your interest in PCSB 17, please email email@example.com.
Terms and Conditions
Acceptance on to a Programme
Acceptance on to a programme is by application and selection only. All applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee, which seeks to achieve the optimum balance of participants on each programme, taking into account geographical spread, industry sector and area of expertise.
The CPSL seminar/workshop process involves group work which can be disrupted by the absence of a delegate from any part of the event. Participants are therefore required to be in residence on-site throughout the programme and be able to attend all sessions.
Membership of the Cambridge Sustainability Network is also conditional upon full attendance.
Applying for a Visa for Entering or Studying in the United Kingdom
Please note that all programme participants are responsible for arranging their own visa for entry into the UK, should one be required. The residential components of the programme are of short duration and this influences the type of visa that will be granted. CPSL can provide an official invitation letter for the programme in order to facilitate the obtaining of a visa specifically for the dates on which the residential components of the programme takes place. If you will require this, please contact us no less than four weeks prior to the programme date.
Programme places are to be guaranteed with a purchase order number or credit card details. Invoices are payable within 30 days of invoice date.
There is a limited fund for bursaries to assist selected applicants from the public sector or non-governmental organisations. Bursaries will only part-contribute to course fees rather than covering the whole amount, and participants must demonstrate that they have exhausted all other opportunities in covering as much of the cost as possible before requesting use of the bursary fund.
Cancellations are usually non-refundable; however a discount (up to 25%) may be offered on a future or alternative programme, subject to a place being secured via the standard admissions process. A request to transfer or defer will be subject to approval and is not granted automatically.
Programme places are not transferable.
Accompanying Spouses/Wider Participation
Unfortunately it is not possible to cater for accompanying spouses or other guests. The seminars are very intensive, and numbers of participants restricted, thus only delegates and speakers may attend the sessions.
In the event of non-payment, we reserve the right to refuse admittance to programme events. Within accredited programmes, submitted assignments will not be assessed and the candidate will not be recommended for an award of credit.