MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (Distance Learning)
This is a masters degree focuses on the key strategic and leadership challenges brought about by climate change and broader environmental issues. From spatial master-planning to politics and economics, this MSc gets to the heart of the how the environment must be brought into decision-making. It is among the first such programmes in the UK to put adaptation transformation at the heart of the teaching.
Future environmental change and the effectiveness of solutions are both uncertain. We teach students to integrate risk assessment into decision-making. Theoretical concepts are reinforced with applied projects in landscape planning, design and case studies. The MSc course covers a variety of themes including land use, cities and communities, politics and economics, ecosystem function, water and waste management. Optional modules in the built environment, energy, sustainable materials and renewable technologies can also be taken.
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.
The Sustainability and Adaptation Planning masters degree gives you the knowledge and skills to plan for adapting to environmental change. It also gives you the tools to drive sustainability strategy and transformation across a range of organisations and government. This includes skills for incorporating risk assessment into decision making and dealing with uncertainty.
Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology
leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL.
Some of the modules on offer:
- Adaptation and sustainability: concepts and planning
- Ecosystem services, land use and water and waste management
- Environmental adaptation, sustainability, politics and economics
- Cities and communities
- Energy flows and energy efficient design in buildings
- Sustainable materials in the built environment
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.
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First degree (any discipline) or equivalent knowledge/ experience, TOEFL at 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0 will be required.