In the last ten years our courses have done more than any other to change the landscape of environmental discourse. Join us and join the debate.
CAT is launching an important and exciting range of new courses considering the causation, seriousness, and urgency of the threat posed by Climate Change and the factors that influence sustainability thinking and adaptation planning.
This programme examines the theory and practice of renewable energy technologies in depth, with special reference to the built environment.
This course is designed for architecture students who already have Part 1 exemption and who wish to study for the Part 2 examination whilst developing an appropriate philosophical approach to design through the specialism of environment and energy.
Our long-standing and popular masters course explores the relationship between people, technology and the environment, with a particular focus on the environmental impact of buildings.
Study exclusively by distance learning.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and module packages
We also offer individual modules or module packages which could be ideal for improving knowledge and skills in specific areas covered by the above courses. The Graduate School of the Environment is an accredited CPD provider. These are under review and due for relaunch: please request details at
In addition to our postgraduate courses, the Centre for Alternative Technology offers a variety of short residential courses covering a range of sustainability issues. Courses on renewable energy, environmentally friendly building techniques, and water and sanitation solutions can help you learn more about sustainable ways of living, and allow you to put your ideas into practice.