Why study with us?

Through our tradition of experiential learning in and from nature, you will explore and develop both your own leadership for sustainability, and how to design and deliver leadership development experiences for others. In a highly flexible programme that can fit around your working life, it involves a series of week-long visits to our campus in the heart of the famously beautiful Lake District.

Discussions with peers striving to be better leaders, facilitators, educators and coaches, triggered by remarkable guest lecturers and facilitated by world-class tutors will help you explore the future of your vocation.

Contact iflas@cumbria.ac.uk for more information or to speak to someone about this course.

What can this course lead to?

Many organisations now seek senior managers with an understanding of how to lead sectors towards greater sustainability. Find out more in this article from the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire.

The field of management and leadership development is a major international industry, offering careers both within large organisations, in consulting firms or as a freelancer.

Resources and facilities

The residential modules can be taken in the famously beautiful Lake District, hosted by the growing Institute for Leadership and Sustainability.

Residentials include visits to important historical sites and outdoor locations within the Lake District.

One of the residential modules on the sharing economy and currency innovation can be taken in our campus on the edge of London Docklands, the financial centre.

Reading resources will be made available online, as well as in our libraries. The teaching is done in person, given the importance of interaction between students and within nature.

The Institute can be contacted at iflas@cumbria.ac.uk


UK/EU students: £10,000
International students: £15,500

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Student feedback

This Masters is also a progression from our Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership, whose first cohort included executive students from Forum for the Future, Earthwatch, Impact International and the Centre for Leadership Performance. 

Feedback includes:

"This course was profound and life-changing. It has informed my practice, relationships – even my way of being."

"This was the most in-depth, conscious, and profound course I have ever participated in. I was both surprised and delighted at the transformation of my own consciousness that was achieved. I was defining myself as someone out of the box. This course made me realise that there is always a further critical step still."

"This first module has been the most powerful formal education experience of my life. The range of experts, both internal and external, brought a truly inter-disciplinary approach to exploring the challenges of leadership and sustainability. We have been challenged to take action, through imaginative practical assignments that go beyond the usual reading, analysis and regurgitation of academic texts."

"This course has facilitated a great personal transformation in me. Thank you!"

"Exceptional opportunity to engage with and question the debate around leadership and sustainability as instruments for and concepts affecting social change. Prepare to question and be questioned using a wide range of learning methods and environments. Excellent balance of attention to content with process."

"An existential provocation, demanding full emotional engagement within a democratic and nurturing community."

"Be warned: you will leave this course on a path to becoming a different person and hopefully a sustainable leader"

"Challenging, fascinating course that will shake your perspective of sustainability and your role as a leader."