MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies by Distance Learning
A postgraduate degree from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology
Working with natural systems thinking and resources to develop a world where we respect our natural life support system and live within its limits.
A unique learning experience.
This is a masters degree with a difference:
It is run by Europe’s leading eco-centre.
Its 200 students are mature, enthusiastic, international and widely experienced.
It goes to the heart of the issues crucial to sustainable architecture and design in the built environment.
It has flexibility as its keynote: study when and where it suits you, start in March or September, pursue in depth the topics of your choice, study over one year or two, and pause the course if other commitments arise.
Excellence is ensured by superb print and online materials, by the dedicated Masters website, by personal, supportive tuition and by dedicated student support.
Who is it for and what do we aim for?
The course is open to people from all backgrounds and professions who are interested in getting the edge in sustainability, sustainable design and the built environment. We value a broad perspective, an inquiring, analytical and creative approach, independent judgement and critical self- awareness. The aim is to enable you to:
- Develop all your key powers – intellectual, imaginative, problem-solving, communicative.
- Apply your learning to complex research, professional and practical issues.
- Advance in employment or consulting in sustainability in a rapidly changing world.
“The staff at CAT manage to provide an intimacy to my engagement as a student with a level of academic support which is the envy of my sister doing an MA at another university.”
“Securing a low carbon and resource efficient economy will result in more jobs and trade in emerging low carbon sectors.” Green Skills for Green Jobs
What does it cover?
The MSc covers a range of issues including:
- Global energy, resources and environmental issues.
- Renewable energy
- Sustainability in buildings: energy, environment, materials, design.
- Low impact buildings.
- Urban sustainability: water, waste, transport, ecology.
How are you assessed?
The coursework for most of your eight 'taught modules' (chosen from 10 available) consists of an essay and a presentation; others include a report or a critique of paper. You then complete a thesis of 14,000 words.
- Undergraduate degree or equivalent knowledge/experience; minimum age 21.
- Evidence of English language ability, e.g. TOEFL at 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0.
Fees for March 2014, part or full time
- Resident in UK/EEA: £5900. Payable in instalments or in full at enrolment
- Resident outside EEA: £7900. Half paid upon enrolment, the remainder paid in instalments.
- Please note the fees for the academic year 2013/2014 may be higher.
Please refer to our fees policy for more information.
How to apply
We are now taking applications for March 2014.
Apply now using the online application form.
The student support officer will guide you through enrolment.
Student Support Officer:
Tel: 01654 705974
Tim Coleridge, Programme Leader
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