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Sustainability and Adaptation Courses

Study one of our postgraduate courses in Sustainability and Adaptation, available on-site, via distance learning or a mix of both, through full time and part-time routes.

Immerse yourself in examining Sustainability and Adaptation at the Centre for Alternative Technology’s (CAT) Graduate School of the Environment.

Come and learn from experts in sustainability, with a passion for environmental education, and explore how you can help create the changes we need in society and to rise to the climate emergency.

Our courses in adaptation use the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an analysis of environmental change, and examine what we need to do to adapt to the impacts of global warming whilst rising to the challenge of stopping really dangerous levels of climate change.

Flexible Learning

Whether you study at CAT via our distance learning option, on-site or through a mix of the two, you’ll get the chance to study a big picture, integrated approach to sustainability and gain the skills to take action and help create change.

Students can choose whether they want to study modules on-site or via distance, allowing you more flexibility to fit study around your life and existing commitments.

Our distance learning resources are also available to students studying on-site. All students studying on-site or via distance will be able to interact and share ideas and expertise via the online learning environment and discussion apps, helping to create a richer learning experience.

Students can also choose to study an MSc either full time over 18 months or part-time over a recommended 3 years, with other study levels available including the option to take either a Postgraduate Certificate or  Postgraduate Diploma.

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Become a changemaker

As adaptation to climate change becomes more pressing, society will need a workforce with new skills and attributes. Career opportunities will emerge worldwide that will need to be filled by those with the experience and qualifications to work towards a sustainable future.

During our postgraduate courses, CAT provides a flexible teaching approach that allows students to develop the knowledge and networks needed to work in this field and create positive solutions to climate change.

Lizzie Wynn with a partially built cob and ecobricks building

CAT Stories: Lizzie Wynn

Lizzie Wynn graduated from our Sustainability and Adaptation MSc in 2018 and since then has been practising sustainable construction for over 20 years, on her own projects and as a consultant, designer and builder, in Wales and in Spain. She is also a guest lecturer on our MSc courses.

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Open Days

Why not find out more on one of our Graduate School open days which offer an authentic flavour of what it’s like to learn on our postgraduate sustainability courses. Informative and inspiring, find out if studying with CAT is right for you by talking with staff and students.

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