Prospective participants must be able to demonstrate:
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.
Places will be available until the closing date for applications, but will be allocated on a rolling basis, so prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB) course fees for 2014 are £7,000.
This includes all teaching fees, learning materials and accommodation for the three Cambridge residential workshops.
Fees do not include travel costs.
Bursary funding has been made available for deserving candidates who are currently prevented from applying due to financial reasons. These will offer financial support of 25–30 per cent of the programme fee, and in some exceptional cases up to 50 per cent of the programme fee, to assist selected applicants.
Candidates should apply through the normal route and indicate on the application form their request to be considered for a bursary. Successful applicants will meet all the programme requirements and should make a case for why they would otherwise not be able to participate; criteria which may be taken into account include self-funding a place on the programme, affiliated with a public sector or non-governmental organisation, or coming from a developing country. Participants must demonstrate that they have pursued all other available funding opportunities, and will also need to evidence that they are able to pay the remaining programme fees.
Residents of the UK or EU might be eligible for a Government loan scheme for part-time students studying for higher qualifications.
To apply for PCSB, please complete the online application form. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 21 February 2014.
Acceptance on to a programme is by application and selection only. All applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee. Participants will be accepted on the basis of their ability to meet the selection criteria.
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.
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 deserving candidates who are currently prevented from applying due to financial reasons. 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.
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.
Who Should Apply?
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PCSB in Detail
Application & Fees
Workshop 1: 7–9 April 2014
Workshop 2: 21–23 July 2014 (tbc)
Workshop 3: 22–24 October 2014
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