CAT’s Sustainable Food and Natural Resources course revalidated

CAT’s Sustainable Food and Natural Resources course revalidated


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CAT’s Sustainable Food and Natural Resources postgraduate course was recently revalidated by our partner Liverpool John Moores University.

The revalidation of the course follows our most successful year of applications and enrolments to CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment. We will welcome over 250 students to our 9 postgraduate courses, all of which are validated by our partners the University of East London and Liverpool John Moores University. By gaining validation from our partners we are able to offer students an internationally recognised degree and ensure our courses are of excellent quality.

Our courses are revalidated every few years to ensure they are up to date and relevant to what our students want to learn. The Sustainable Food and Natural Resources course was launched in 2017 and last year saw its first intake of students graduate. We are pleased that we will be able to continue to offer the course for a further five years, enabling more students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the impacts of environmental change on global and local food systems and the natural world. 

Dr Adrian Watson, Head of the Graduate School said:

“As part of the revalidation process we have been able to amend which modules are on offer to incoming students this year, to give them further opportunity to study a broader variety of topics. The course and CAT received praise from our partner university during the process and we look forward to continuing our work with Liverpool John Moores University who also validate two of our other postgraduate courses Sustainability and Behaviour Change and Sustainability and Ecology”.

The revalidation process took into account feedback from graduates and current students of the course and input from Graduate School staff in discussion with the validating university. Based on this the optional ‘Energy Provision’ module will no longer be on offer to new students but they will now be able to choose from a further two optional modules previously only offered on our Sustainability and Behaviour Change and our Sustainability and Ecology courses. These are the ‘Theoretical Approaches to Transformational Social Change’ module which begins in January and the ‘Restoration Ecology’ module which begins in March. These further optional modules will offer students the additional choice to look critically at the theories of behavioural and societal change and be able to evaluate real-world habitat and ecosystem-scale restoration projects.

Other programmes on offer

This programme is taught alongside CAT’s existing postgraduate courses in architecture, energy, sustainability and adaptation, ecology, green building and behaviour change with many of the modules shared across courses, creating a rich mix of learning opportunities. A range of modules specifically designed for the new programmes will bring together lectures from respected leaders in these areas with CAT’s usual mix of practical, informative, accessible teaching.

Our next entry onto our postgraduate courses is September 2021. For more information about studying with us get in touch or ring our Graduate School Marketing Officer on 01654 705953. 

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