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Sustainable Leadership PgC

Course Description

Become a leader in sustainability by taking our highly flexible course, and get the chance to study within the heart of the breathtakingly scenic Lake District! We believe in the importance of experiential learning in and from nature, supported by world-class tutors and engaging guest lecturers to help you explore the future of your vocation.

You'll love the six day residential in the Lake District, which challenges you in a highly inter-disciplinary exploration of both sustainability and leadership. We'll deconstruct orthodoxies to help you more clearly identify the path for your future as a leader of social and organisational change. As part of your independent studies, you will work with a relevant expert to pursue a topic that best suits your interests. You'll have everything needed to become a well-regarded specialist in your field, so get on the right path to your future as a sustainable leader.

Course outline

We believe that our use of experiential learning and nature as a venue and inspiration is a world first, and has helped the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) grow into a hub for critical sustainability leadership dialogue, research and education. You'll benefit from the experience and knowledge from experts in the fields of sustainability, whose reputation for excellence spans the globe. Learn from top class tutors such as:
-Professor Jem Bendell
-Dr David F. Murphy
-Richard Little (from Impact International)
-Dr Kate Rawles
-Sue Cox
-Leander Bindewald

Graduate destinations

You'll have the skills to meet the rising demand for senior managers with an understanding of leading sectors towards greater sustainability. Find out more in this article from the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1083-how-to-assess-top-talent-for-sustainability-leadership-skills

You can use this qualification to advance to the MA in Sustainable Leadership Development, or progress to the MBA in Leadership and Sustainability without doing the residential Leadership and Sustainability module.

Other admission requirements

In line with the University Admissions Policy, it is usual that entrants to this postgraduate award will provide evidence of study to level 6 undergraduate level and have at least two years' work experience in a management or supervisory category.

The University actively encourages applications from people of all ages, of any gender, ethnic and/or social background and from students with disabilities. You will be required to evidence English language proficiency standards where UK GCSE examinations in English (or their equivalent) have not been passed. These standards are normally represented by a minimum overall band of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test, with no sub-test band below 5.5, or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test score of 90/paper-based test score of 575. If studying the part-time option and you need a visa, then you cannot be in the UK on a Student Visa under the Tier 4 regulations.

Visit the Sustainable Leadership PgC page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The course is intended for people with professional experience in fields related to sustainable development who seek to develop their leadership capabilities. Therefore, you must be able to demonstrate an interest in taking leadership for sustainable development and may be required to undertake an interview as places are limited. See course description for further admission details.

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