Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Sustainability and Adaptation

Institution
Centre for Alternative Technology · Centre for Alternative Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Either an undergraduate degree or relevant life experience is required to study on this course. Please note that this is an academic course and you will be expected to complete all coursework to the required standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Masters in Environmental Science and Policy

A flexible masters degree designed to develop a rigorous understanding of transformational responses to climate change. The Sustainability and Adaptation masters degree gives students the knowledge and skills to plan for adapting to environmental change. The MSc programme provides the opportunity to develop confidence, aptitude and critical thinking. Graduates use their masters degree to put in place sustainability and adaptation principles in public, private and third sector organisations.

Future environmental change and the effectiveness of solutions are both uncertain. This masters degree tackles these themes through a combination of academic study, discussion and hands-on practical work. We teach students to integrate risk assessment into decision-making. The programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical and research experience. MSc students develop into rounded, self-reflective learners who can work with others with confidence and clarity.

The MSc course uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an analysis of environmental and climate change policy and its implications for society. Students can then choose modules from a wide range that covers politics and economics, urbanisation, communities, biodiversity and ecosystem services, energy in buildings, sustainable materials, environmental assessment and renewable energy.

Taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), which pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, this is the first MSc course to properly integrate the social, political, economic and practical aspects of living with environmental change.

It is a flexible degree, taught in blocks taken either with an intensive residential stay of five or six nights at the centre, or by distance learning. MSc students are free to choose between these teaching modes for every module. There is a choice of modules, taken over one year or two – meaning the degree can be part time. It is a masters degree designed to give students the best possible experience whilst also meshing neatly with the pressures of modern professional and family life.

Fees and funding

UK students
6420
International students
7700

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
18 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Christina Jackson
Email
gsmo@cat.org.uk