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Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

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

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What's the difference between an MSc and an MSt?

Unlike an MSc, the MSt (Master of Studies) is a part-time Master’s degree, designed for individuals who may be working full time as well as studying.

The modular structure of consolidated teaching blocks enables those living further away from Cambridge, including international students, to undertake a Master's. It allows you to develop your professional and academic interests for career progression, diversification and/or personal development.

Many MSt students will have some years of experience in the field prior to undertaking the programme. The Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) MSt students have a minimum of three years' professional experience after graduating in their particular discipline.

IDBE is delivered through a combination of six week-long residential workshops in Cambridge, and online learning modules.

Find out more about the IDBE Master’s and read testimonials from previous students.

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Residential workshop dates for Cohort 24 (2018 intake)

Workshop 1: 09-15 September 2018
Workshop 2: 09-15 December 2018
Workshop 3: 24-30 March 2019
Workshop 4: 08-14 December 2019
Workshop 5: 15-21 March 2020
Workshop 6: 21-27 June 2020


Residential workshop dates for Cohort 23 (2017 intake)

Workshop 1: 10–16 September 2017
Workshop 2: 3–9 December 2017
Workshop 3: 18–24 March 2018  
Workshop 4: 9–15 December 2018
Workshop 5: 24–30 March 2019
Workshop 6: 16–22 June 2019


Becky Stanley, IDBE Course Administrator