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Here you will find information relevant to being a current student at CAT.

Hopefully, you’ll find the information you need below, from student policies and procedures, fees terms and conditions, student handbooks and module specifications and teaching timetable. Please click into each tab to see student policy documents, individual course handbooks and more.

If you are a current student and you cannot find the information you need, please contact Student Support.

For any other enquiry, please contact the Graduate School Communications Officer through our Graduate School General Enquiry form.

Useful Documents

2023-24 Module Dates

Due to COVID-19 some dates may be subject to change. Please see our COVID-19: Information for student update for more information.


2024-25 Module Dates Programme Handbooks & Specs

Student Handbooks

Post 2022

Pre 2022

Programme Specifications

LJMU Pre 2024 revalidation

UEL Pre 2022 revalidation

Student Policies and Procedures MSc Module Specifications

For programmes awarded by University of East London

After September 2024

After September 2022

Pre September 2022

For programmes awarded by Liverpool John Moores University

After September 2024

Pre September 2024

MArch Module Specifications Fees Terms and Conditions

What fee structure you are on can depend on when you enrolled at CAT, see the Fees Terms and Conditions from your enrolment. Some parts of the Terms and Conditions are updated annually so please see these in the continuing students documents below.

For new students enrolling on the courses in September 2024, please find more information on our Fees and Funding page.

Continuing MSc and MRes student fees:

Continuing MArch student fees:

MSc and MRes student fees for the coming academic year (2024-25):

MArch student fees for the current academic year (2024-25):

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Funding Opportunities for Current Students

Disabled Students’ Allowance

Disabled Students’ Allowance is extra funding to help higher education students with learning difficulties, health problems or disabilities. The type of support and how much you get depends on your individual needs – not your household income, and can support costs for specialist equipment, non-medical helpers including notetakers or BSL interpreters, travel, or other related study support including printing additional copies of documents for proof-reading.

We encourage applicants to declare additional learning needs and/or disabilities when you apply so that we can send appropriate information about funding, and support can be offered to you at the earliest opportunity.

Josh Browne Hardship Fund

Current students at CAT are invited to apply to the Josh Browne Hardship Fund for an interest free loan to help cover tuition costs.  Applications to the fund typically open in December.

Please contact Student Finance for more information.

Degree Certificates and Graduation

Degree Certificates:

Our courses are created and delivered by CAT’s Graduate School and validated by partner institutions. This means you will receive an internationally recognised degree from either the University of East London or Liverpool John Moores University and CAT.   

Both partners follow different processes to ensure you receive your degree certificate. Students should keep CAT Student Support updated with any changes to their contact details and addresses so their certificates can be posted correctly.

University of East London (UEL) validated courses:

  • UEL will issue transcripts of results to students and award certificates to successful students on their programmes. Degree certificates are awarded by UEL and sent to CAT for distribution to students by post.

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) validated courses:

  • LJMU usually produce their degree certificates a minimum of 12 weeks after results are published. These certificates will then be posted directly to the address on record for the student.


Upon completion of an award, students are invited to attend a graduation ceremony at CAT to celebrate their achievements. The ceremony is usually held annually in July at CAT with invites sent out after the October and January assessment boards. For those completing studies and being awarded at the June assessment board, a provisional invite will be sent around Easter and is dependent on your final marks being confirmed in June. 

Students will also be invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony directly with their awarding University. Any arrangements for attending these are issued directly from either UEL or LJMU and are sent to the student’s personal email addresses which they provided upon enrolment.

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