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Qualification type

MSt - Master of Studies

Subject areas

Sustainability Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Sustainability Leadership is a full Master’s degree, delivered part-time for working professionals, that develops the leadership capacity to drive the business response to critical sustainability challenges and opportunities. It is fully accredited by the University of Cambridge, and is delivered as an interdisciplinary programme by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), in association with the Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Land Economy and the Cambridge Judge Business School. The programme typically attracts an exceptional calibre of senior and mid-career leaders from all across the world, and a range of business sectors. Applicants may wish to formalise their credentials as sustainability professionals, or gain a better understanding of how sustainability risks and opportunities apply to mainstream business functions. 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.

More specifically, through a combination of interdisciplinary insights, academic analysis, practical business application, peer-learning and personal reflection, it aims to develop a community of leaders who have: a wide awareness and deep understanding of the social, environmental, ethical and economic challenges and opportunities facing the world; the vision and ambition to drive business leadership to achieve real systems change; the knowledge, experience and ability to critically evaluate a range of strategic levers for change; and the leadership capacity and confidence at a personal and organisational level to best use these levers to effect transformation.

By the end of the programme, successful participants should have enhanced their ability in the following areas: Understanding and awareness; Leadership and change; Critical evaluation and analysis; Engagement and collaboration; Innovative, creative and strategic response; Academic research.

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Study mode



2 years

Start date




Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have at least a 2.i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas institution; a minimum of three years' work experience.