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The Master of Studies (MSt) in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) is a transformative part-time Master's course at the University of Cambridge, for global practitioners working in the built environment. Intensive, themed residential weeks deliver a bespoke learning experience, which develops individual and professional skills in multidisciplinary teamwork, the design process and individual research. For over 20 years the course has been equipping our graduates with enhanced skills, knowledge and professional networks to solve the challenges facing our industry by becoming innovative, dynamic and successful leaders.



Expected academic standard

Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or overseas equivalent.

In addition to the academic entrance requirement, applicants need to have at least three years of professional experience in the built environment since graduating.

Language requirement

  • IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.5 (a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 110 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)
  • CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

Course dates

09 Sep 2018

Course duration

2 year(s)

Apply by

28 Jun 2018


Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
University of Cambridge

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

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