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Architecture and Sustainable Design MArch

Architecture and Sustainable Design MArch

Key information

Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Sustainability Architectural Design Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

This course focuses on bringing environmental considerations to the forefront of architectural design. This course will equip you with the necessary skills to integrate environmental design principles from an early stage in the design process, enabling you to deliver truly sustainable buildings. It is a design-based master’s degree that provides advanced training in integrated environmental design and sustainability in architecture. It is intended primarily for postgraduate students and practitioners in architecture and the building industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in sustainable building design, and the application of environmental design principles and practice in architectural projects. It is also targeted at individuals who wish to pursue research careers in sustainable design related areas. The course builds on a unique project-based approach and focuses on the role of the architect as the designer with specialised sustainable design knowledge and skills. This course aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today’s rapidly changing world. This course can help you to broaden your careers horizon, develop critical thinking skills, as well interpersonal communication and professional presentation skills This course will give you the practical environmental design knowledge and skills that are highly sought-after by employers. This master’s level programme is project oriented and has been specifically designed with the needs of the architectural profession in mind. Environmental design principles, both at an urban scale and at a building scale, will provide professional with a springboard for invention in architectural and sustainable design. On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:confidently integrate environmental design principles to architectural design; confidently practice sustainable architectural design; give expert advice on the application of environmental design principles in practice; give expert advice on sustainability in the built environment; work more effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. Our Careers and Employability Service has received a large investment to be even better equipped to help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events, where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Masters Studio 1 (Environmental Design) (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Masters Studio 2 (Sustainable Design) (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 2:1 (or international equivalent), additionally Architectural design work portfolio must be submitted