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¿Qué aprenderé?

Develop a deep understanding and confidence around sustainable design principles and sustainable materials, their regulatory and legal requirements and their practical use, on our MSc in Green Building.

To reach zero carbon in the design and building industry, the materials and methods used must be adapted. CAT’s unique on-site study experience combines hands-on practical learning with in-depth academic study, so will allow you to learn about and experience sustainable building methods and materials. Through this course, you will also acquire a rigorous understanding of the social, practical, political, economic and environmental aspects of green building and construction.

Key areas of study

Throughout the course you will explore topics relating to building design, planning and retrofitting through understanding the theory behind the selection and use of materials, energy flows in buildings, site selection and preparation, waste management, project management and the building project life cycle.

Some of the topics you’ll study will include:

  • Sustainability thinking and adaptation transformation planning
  • Building design, planning and retrofitting
  • Selection and evaluation of materials and sources
  • Efficient use of materials and energy
  • Attitudinal and behavioural issues of energy and materials use and control
  • Post-occupancy evaluation of buildings performance
  • Water and waste management
  • Policy and planning issues

The MSc will end with a 60-credit dissertation which can include an individual design project comprising a technical report and critical evaluation, or a written thesis. This provides the opportunity to complete your studies by focusing on a building and design topic or project of your choosing.

Students can also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Immersive learning

The taught eight-week modules offer an immersive learning experience through lectures, talks, seminars and workshops delivered by our expert in-house staff, with specialist insights from visiting lecturers from industry and academia.

Practical sessions are part of the programme of module teaching weeks at CAT, allowing you to get hands-on with sustainable building materials and energy efficiency.

Many modules are shared with our other postgraduate courses, providing you with a rich learning experience with your peers.

Distance and blended learning

Students can decide on a module-by-module basis whether they want to study on-site or via distance. Allowing you more flexibility to fit study around your life and existing commitments.

Our distance learning resources are also available to students studying on-site. Students studying on-site or via distance will be able to interact and share ideas and expertise via the online learning environment and discussion apps, helping to create a richer learning environment.

Flexible study options

Courses can be studied full or part time and our courses structure allows you to choose the mode and level of study that suits you, helping you fit your studies around other commitments.

Full-time study at MSc level will allow you to complete the course in 18 months. Part-time study at MSc level will allow you to complete the course over a recommended 3 years.

This course is created and delivered by CAT and is validated by the University of East London.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Graduate School of the Environment

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (18 )

Costos de estudio
£8.720,00 (US$ 10.896) Overall cost
Prior to the commencement of the course, a £50 non-refundable deposit must be paid alongside the completion of the pre-enrolment form.

Esta es una tarifa fija
Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2022


Centre for Alternative Technology




SY20 9AZ, Wales

En línea/Distancia (18 )

Costos de estudio
To be confirmed
Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2022

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