Sustainable Architecture MSc

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements -First degree in built environment discipline (2.2 or above) preferably with relevant practical experience. -Direct entry without first degree may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • Academic title
    Sustainable Architecture MSc
  • Course description

    Buildings consume vast amounts of natural resources during their construction and subsequent operation. They account for half of the UK?s primary energy consumption. They demand quarrying and exploitation of forests and other natural resources to supply the materials from which they are made. In use, building emissions add to global warming, damage the ozone layer and create waste disposal problems. Buildings can also contribute to ill health, whether from poor air quality or the collection and concentration of pathogens and carcinogens.

    This course considers the four strands of sustainable architecture: energy, use of materials, health and global environment as related to the construction and operation of buildings.

    Course Structure

    Term 1

    -Sustainable Architecture
    -Low Energy Design
    -Work, Management and Academic Methods
    -Contemporary Studies 1

    Term 2

    -Buildings and the Global Environment
    -Buildings and Health
    -Contemporary Studies 2
    -Project Preparation

    Term 3


    Teaching and Assessment

    Modules are assessed on a combination of written reports, presentations and examinations.

    Career Opportunities

    Construction professionals are increasingly concerned about the environment. As well as additional legislation, there is pressure from clients for ?green? buildings and their own sense of professional responsibility. This course aims to fill a skills gap and improve the employment prospects of graduates by providing knowledge of sustainable architecture. Many graduates have gained suitable employment as a direct result of their extended expertise.

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