MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

Centre for Alternative Technology

Program Description

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

Centre for Alternative Technology

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field, including:

  • the transformation of essential systems of land-use
  • food production
  • political and economic policy and governance
  • development control and planning at the scale of the city and community

These can be classified as the ‘Strategic Direction’ or ‘Executive Management’ of sustainability and adaptation in the built environment. This programme will particularly interest town and country planners, architects, civil, structural and mechanical engineers, surveyors, building conservators and physicists, building or energy consultants, project or construction managers, those involved in international development, policy or planning, civil servants and policy makers, members of HM armed forces working in related fields, and environmental scientists. Experience from other courses suggests that the programme will also appeal to students from backgrounds as diverse as recruitment consultancy, software engineering, medicine, accountancy, finance and banking, events coordination, textile design, community and social workers, transport, air travel and tourism.

Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL

Sustainability and Adaptation: Entry Requirements

The Sustainability and Adaptation courses are intended to cater for a broad range of interests. For acceptance onto the programme the following requirements apply:

  • First degree.
  • Students who do not possess formal qualifications but who can demonstrate that they have gained appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to degree standard and that they will benefit from and contribute to the programme, may be accepted. Students may be admitted with advanced standing through the recognition of credit or the accreditation of experiential or certificated learning according to the University of East London Accreditation of (Experiential) Learning (A(E)L) policy.
  • A student may gain admission to a programme, with advanced standing, with up to half of the credits associated with the award being achieved through accredited experiential learning, or up two thirds through accredited certificated learning. (Where a combination of experiential and certificated learning is involved up to one half of the credits for the award may be achieved through accredited experiential learning with further credits being achieved through accredited certificated learning up to a maximum of two thirds of the credits for the award).
  • Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.
  • The University and CAT are strongly committed to widening participation and equal opportunity for all.
  • In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fees (September 2014 intake)

  • UK / EEA Students £ 5,500
  • International Students - £6500

Accommodation / Food / Service fees: £250 per module attendance week on site

Thesis workshop days (2 days attendance on site): £100

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
Full time
5,500 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Machynlleth, Wales
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Price 5,500 GBP
UK / EEA Students, 6500 GBP - International Students (September 2014 intake)