Taught course

Professional Diploma in Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies

Centre for Alternative Technology · Centre for Alternative Technology

Entry requirements

* Exemption from RIBA part 1 * Presentation of a portfolio of work

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional Diploma is aimed at the architecture student who understands that the world is in a time of transition and that building design plays an important role in environmental impact.
The Diploma offers a unique blend of design and academic study together with practical experience. Students gain advanced knowledge of alternative materials and construction methods.

Information for international students

Applicants who have been educated overseas but lack RIBA part 1 exemption can gain exemption by presenting their previous work independently to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as an external student. Further information can be obtained from the ARB.

Fees and funding

There are independent funding bodies offering grants and bursaries. More information can be found on the RIBA website or by contacting Alice Read at CAT (below)

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment35
Creative work20
Professional practice10
Design Work30

Course contact details

Alice Read
+44 (0)1654 704989