The MArch Sustainable Architecture (Part 2) course at Centre for Alternative Technology teaches students the core principles of sustainable architecture.
School: Graduate School of the Environment, Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
Course: MArch Sustainable Architecture (Part 2)
Location: Machynlleth, Wales
Course dates: next entry is September 2022
Application deadline: 31 August 2022
With sustainability at its core, the MArch Sustainable Architecture course allows students to respond more quickly to the urgent need for a greater understanding of sustainability issues in the built environment.
This highly practical course allows you to combine design-based academic study with hands-on learning, expanding your critical awareness of current architectural and environmental problems.
It will enable you to develop new insights, drawing on the skills and knowledge of in-house experts and external designers, and sustainable architects.
Monthly intensive residential study weeks at CAT offer students an immersive learning experience, studying in award-winning buildings made from earth, straw, hemp, and timber, all designed with environmental impact in mind.
Available full-time for 22-months or part-time over three years the course structure has been designed to accommodate students who wish to maintain a limited amount of employment or other commitments.
Full-time students spend an average of 35 hours per week on their studies, attending CAT for one week every month and supported through online study.
This course is created and delivered by CAT and offered subject to revalidation by the University of East London.
Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Master of Architecture (MArch) by UEL.
Top image: Students complete a group design and build project in their first year of study allowing them to explore the practical aspects of implementing designs and construction in practice. The image shows one such project in construction for a modular workspaces for students or exhibition displays at CAT. Design by Freya Bruce.