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Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth, Wales; Distance Learning MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies

Course focus: Practical Materials Modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: NO || Fees:£5,900/£7,900 (EU/Overseas)

Course director: Tim Coleridge
Course founded: 2008
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (option to pause studies)
Intake: 33 students in September and 33 students in March
Student profile: Varied backgrounds

Distinctive feature: Course focuses on technical, social, political and economic aspects of environmental and energy issues at both global and local levels. University of East London monitors programme content and awards degrees. The course offers a flexible option to study when and where it suits, with access to tutors and student support staff.

Director comment: This course provides the opportunity to develop new typologies, which offer a considered response to the environment while producing excellent design solutions. The course is delivered by CAT, an internationally known eco centre with 35 years of educational experience rooted in sustainability.

Career opportunities: Due to its flexible mode of study many students continue to work whilst studying. Recent graduates have set up their own consultancy practices and are working as advisors for local councils and charities.

Entry requirements: Either an undergraduate degree or relevant life experience.

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Tuition: £5,900/£7,900 full-time (EU/Overseas). The fees include a welcome pack, which includes two key texts and a £100 books purchase voucher.


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