Masters in Environmental Building
Climate change poses two key challenges to modern architecture: how can buildings be made sustainable, and how can they be designed to take account of the effects of climate change? This masters degree faces these challenges through a unique combination of academic study with hands-on practical work, giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to develop an environmental career in the built environment sector.
The course uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an understanding of the built environment at the community and individual buildings level. Key building issues covered by the course include: energy management and low energy design, sustainable materials, environmental performance assessment and energy provision. Students may further pursue interests in urban design, communities, ecology, water, ecological sanitation, politics and economics.
Taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK. The programme draws on our own expertise and a wide selection of specialist guest lecturers; people who have made exceptional contributions to thinking and action in the environmental and built environment sectors.
Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology
leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL.
- Sustainability and adaptation concepts and planning
- Ecosystem Services, Land use and Water and Waste Management
- Adaptation Transformation Politics and Economics
- Cities and Communities
- Energy Flows in Buildings – Parts A and B
- Energy Provision (Renewable Energy)
- Building Performance Assessment and Evaluation
- Sustainable Materials in the Built Environment
- Built Environment Applied Project or Built Environment Practice Based Project
Distance Learning with CAT
For the past 40 years CAT has been at the forefront of the environmental movement, pioneering low-carbon living and renewable technology. At the Graduate School of the Environment (GSE), students benefit from our extensive practical and academic knowledge, graduating with the skills needed to become leading players in the sustainability sector.
CAT’s MSc programmes by Distance Learning offer a unique opportunity for students, both in the UK and across the globe, to gain access to the body of knowledge and expertise offered by Europe’s leading eco-centre.
The Distance Learning courses offer a large degree of flexibility, both in the topics that students can pursue and in being able to study on a full-time or part-time basis. We have a superb range of online and print materials, highly accessible tutors and dedicated support officers to ensure that our students benefit from our wealth of experience.
As the effects of climate change continue to be felt worldwide, the MSc Sustainability and Adaptation programmes will provide students with the knowledge, skills and tools they require to be at the forefront of sustainability thinking around the world.
Is this the course for you?
If you would like to visit for an overnight stay during a module, where you can attend lectures and workshops and meet staff and students, please contact Kit Jones: [email protected]
First degree (any discipline) or equivalent knowledge/ experience, TOEFL at 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0 will be required.