Taught course

MArch Sustainable Architecture

Centre for Alternative Technology · Centre for Alternative Technology
MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

Entry requirements

  • Exemption from ARB/RIBA part 1 or relevant undergraduate degree
  • Presentation of a portfolio of work

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters in Architecture Part II course 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. Therefore there is great potential within the profession for environmental change, and this is pivotal to the entire sustainability debate.

This course is delivered at CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment based in the award-winning Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE), designed by Pat Borer and David Lea who regularly guest lecture on the Architecture Masters. Surrounded by mountains and woodlands, this location fosters a unique learning experience in a truly sustainable environment.

CAT’s 40 years of experience in sustainability education has led to the development of courses that not only tackle environmental issues, but focus on sustainability at the core of every aspect of learning.

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

UK students

There are independent funding bodies offering grants and bursaries. More information can be found on the RIBA website or on the Graduate School for the Environment website

Qualification and course duration

MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

full time
22 months

Further details of qualification

Students on this course spend 1 week per month residential at CAT and then they are expected to complete design and written assignments away from CAT.

Course contact details

Christina Jackson