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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 during the COVID pandemic we are now teaching postgraduate students back at CAT for those who wish to study modules on-site. We continue to monitor the external COVID situation to operate in a COVID safe environment.

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.

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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.

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 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!

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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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Current Students

Get access to the documents, policies and procedures you need as a current CAT student.
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Our MSc courses application deadline for September 2022 entry has now passed although some of our MSc courses still have some limited spaces and will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. We are continuing to accept applications for our Master in Sustainable Architecture Part 2 course until 29 July 2022.

We will be opening applications for September 2023 in late summer. If you're interested in applying or need support on your application then do get in touch.

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