Act now for a sustainable future

The Centre for Alternative Technology's courses provide the knowledge, skills, inspiration and networks to make a real difference in your chosen field.

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Following a period of distance learning only over the winter months we will be able to welcome our postgraduate students back to CAT from 17 May 2021 for on-site study visits. For details, please see our COVID-19 FAQs.

Take action for a sustainable future

The courses taught at our Graduate School of the Environment are respected across the world, providing a big-picture, integrated approach to sustainability and the knowledge, skills, inspiration and networks to make a real difference in your chosen field.

MSc in Green Building

Explore sustainability and building and develop a detailed understanding of sustainable design principles and materials.

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MSc in Sustainable Food and Natural Resources

Develop your knowledge of our food systems and explore the changes needed for a sustainable future.

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MSc in Energy Provision and Demand Management

Discover how we can create a 100% renewable energy system, the technical challenges and how they can be overcome.

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MSc in Sustainability and Behaviour Change

Explore how we can help create the changes needed to create a more sustainable future and tackle climate change.

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Postgraduate Courses

Study a big-picture, integrated approach to sustainability and gain the skills to take action and help create change!

Postgraduate Courses

Gain the skills you need to help bring about a more sustainable world by studying on one of our postgraduate courses.
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Applications for entry onto our MSc and MArch programmes in September 2022 are now open.

Due to high interest we recommend you apply early as we consider applications on a first-come first-served basis. If you have further questions or need support with your application then do get in touch.

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