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Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE)

Part-time Master's and Postgraduate Certificate courses from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Build a sustainable future

The University of Cambridge Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE) programmes explore the importance of building knowledge and leadership skills to drive real change through multiple professions and disciplines working together. These part-time Master’s and Postgraduate Certificate courses are designed for professionals who want to deliver sustainable and resilient places and spaces that are crucial to our common future.

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Learn alongside multiple disciplines

Our part-time programmes are truly interdisciplinary, attracting students from around the globe and from across the many diverse disciplines that contribute to our built environment. The Master’s and Postgraduate courses are for professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of the global challenges and opportunities of the built environment and are designed to develop their critical thinking skills and confidence to influence and lead real change.

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Accelerate your career

From asset managers to developers, architects to engineers, planners to contractors, and the many others along the chain, the Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE) programme has enhanced the careers of professionals all over the world. Hear the experiences of our alumni and discover how the course has broadened their perspectives, invigorated professional development and accelerated their careers.

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CISL is monitoring the Covid-19 situation and responding accordingly to UK Government and WHO advice. We will deliver our 2021 Graduate workshops on the dates advertised, be that in-person, online or a combination of the two. We are well equipped to deliver dynamic and engaging workshops in all these formats, as the situation demands.

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Blog: Knowledge, motivation and mindset: How the IDBE Master’s opened doors and broadened my horizons

Mar 11, 2020

11 March 2020 – Andrew Martin works in the Major Bridges International department of consultant COWI A/S in Denmark. He looks back upon the impact that his time studying for the Master of Studies (MSt) in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) had in empowering him to develop an interest in sustainability in parallel with his established career in bridges and civil engineering.

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