Sustainability and Adaptation, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | Centre for Alternative Technology | Machynlleth, United Kingdom
18 months
5813 GBP/year
4873 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Immerse yourself in examining the causes and urgency of climate change, what actions are needed on an international, national, local and individual level and – crucially – what solutions we have already, in the Sustainability and Adaptation program from Centre for Alternative Technology.


This Sustainability and Adaptation program from Centre for Alternative Technology uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an analysis of environmental and climate change policy and its implications for society. With a wide range of modules, the course offers a holistic view of sustainability.

Why study at CAT?

Benefit from over 40 years’ sustainability experience

CAT is a world-leading eco centre and a pioneer in researching and teaching practical solutions for sustainability, with nearly 50 years’ experience in low-impact building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable food production, natural resource management and more.


The postgraduate courses provide a flexible and hands-on teaching approach which allow students to develop the knowledge, skills and networks needed to work towards a sustainable future and create positive solutions to climate change.

To date over 2000 people have completed postgraduate awards at CAT. Students have gone on to make a real difference through a wide variety of careers and experiences, from architecture and energy management to environmental policy and land management.

Current CAT students and graduates also work across government, industry, charities and academia, with many running their own businesses or setting them up after they graduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability and Adaptation
  • Sustainability and Adaptation Concepts in Practice 
  • Applied Research Design
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Politics and Economics of the Environment
  • Energy Flows in Buildings
  • Cities and Communities
  • Energy Provision

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

We ask for a Bachelor’s degree or knowledge and skills equivalent to degree standard.

IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for applicants whose first language is not English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5813 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8720 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    4873 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7310 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.

Prior to the commencement of the course, a £50 non-refundable deposit must be paid alongside the completion of the pre-enrolment form.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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