Following ongoing discussions with the UK home office we can now confirm that people from outside the EU are able to get a 6 month study visa in order to study at CAT. With our blended learning programs that means that students can now study on our Msc Sustainability and Adaptation courses for 6 months on site and then complete the remaining modules and thesis by distance learning. There are also a range of other qualifications including diploma.
Patrick Erpaa a potential student from Liberia was delighted “this is great news, it will allow me to concentrate much better on my studies.”
Janet Drummond courses coordinator from CAT said ” We have a lot of applications from the African continent as our courses in sustainability and adaptation are particularly relevant to that area. It is great that we now have way of being able to offer students from outside the EU onsite practical experience that make our Msc courses so unique.”
The MSc Sustainability and Adaptation programme provides students with the knowledge and skills required to comprehend and plan for the challenge of effectively adapting to the current episode of environmental change. The programme provides the opportunity to develop the confidence, aptitude and critical thinking to allow students to implement sustainability and adaptation principles effectively into their work; enhancing their future employability as adaptation for environmental change becomes an ever more urgent priority.
As the future environmental situation and the effectiveness of solutions are laced with uncertainty, the programme further aims to enable students to learn how to integrate risk assessment into their decision-making processes, and discern the influence that the urgency of climatic change has on them. The programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical and research experience, offering students the possibility to develop into rounded self-reflective learners who can work with others and communicate to others with confidence and clarity.
The topics covered in the programme include: environmental politics, social and economic systems, land use, ecosystem services, waste, water security, food security, acute resilience pathways for cities and communities, influences on communication, sustainable design of buildings, energy provision, energy flows in buildings, environmentally responsive materials and resources, logistics, transportation, environmental assessment, team working skills, sustainable renovation, transformational change, risk and vulnerability assessment, resilience building, adaptive capacity, sustainability thinking and adaptation transformation planning.