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MScSustainable Architecture Studies

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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We believe architects have a responsibility to look after our planet for the benefit of future generations. If you share that belief, this course will put you on the path to a rewarding career.

The course provides the opportunity to develop a portfolio of advanced skills and knowledge across several architectural disciplines, with a focus on sustainable architectural design.

You’ll study the key principles of sustainable architecture and work on real projects – refurbs and new builds – with real clients. Our teaching staff are leading researchers in lighting, acoustics, modelling, building performance and materials with low embodied carbon.

The course equips students with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable architecture and the techniques involved. We will also show you how to plan, conduct and record your own research.

Programme structure

Core modules

Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
Renewable Energy
Sustainable Design Project 1
Sustainable Design Project 2
Principles of Building Physics for Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design Thesis Project

Optional modules

Materials for Low Impact Buildings – Theory
Materials for Low Impact Buildings – Practical


Practical computer work


Course-based assignments

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States