International Students

Become part a global community made up of changemakers from around the world

Join us as an international student and become a changemaker by studying one of our postgraduate courses Sustainability from a distance.

Students join CAT courses from around the world. From Cambodia to the Cambrian coast, we have people studying with us from nearly every continent. Most international students join us via distance learning through our Virtual Learning Environment. We encourage International students to bring their knowledge and perspective of sustainability abroad to the course as this encourages and enriches the learning of all students at CAT.

All of our courses are also accredited by two globally recognised universities, University of East London and Liverpool John Moores University.

Student Visas

If you are an international resident there are a variety of ways to study with us at CAT. If you would normally require a student visa to study in the UK, you can study our courses via distance learning (except MArch Sustainable Architecture) or alternatively, you can choose a mixture of residential and distance learning if you are eligible for a 6-month student visa. Check the UK Government website to see if you require a visa to study here in the UK.

We do not currently have a Tier 4 licence which unfortunately means we can’t enrol students from outside the European Economic Area for full-time residential study.

English as a non-native language

If you speak any other language as your first language, you may be asked to provide us with evidence of your English language proficiency. An overall IELTS level of 6.5 is required, with a minimum level of 6.0 for each component, or other proof of English language competency, e.g. a letter from your employer if English is used as their business language.

Fees

There is a separate fee structure for international students; the cost of studying a full MSc course for an International Student is £7,950. Find out more on our fees and funding page.

Distance Learning

You will learn through our virtual Learning Environment alongside a mix of UK and international students, studying with the same lecturers and tutors who teach on the residential study weeks, including CAT’s in-house teaching staff and a range of expert visiting and guest lecturers.

Modules studied at a distance are typically arranged as a sequence of teaching activities over an eight-week period. Students are able to set their own schedule around seminars and group work and watch recordings of the onsite lectures at their own pace.

Click here to read more about distance learning at CAT

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What our graduates say

Studying at CAT sitting thousands of miles away in Muscat... I've never been away from the tutors, and regular seminars allow me to have clarity on matters instantly. Seminars planned at different times allow me to select the time that suits me. Doing distance study helps me to continue working and studying at the same time. I would strongly recommend studying by distance at CAT.
Sarath, Muscat

Sarath, Muscat

During the on-line group tutorials, the tutors tested and broadened our understanding whilst encouraging us all to discuss and debate the issues, ask questions, voice our opinions and made sure the 'quiet ones' were involved as well. My pastoral tutors, thesis supervisor and the support staff were excellent and supported me throughout.

A.H., MSc Sustainability and Adaptation

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