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Architecture and Sustainability MSc

De Montfort University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    De Montfort University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Reasons to study Architecture and Sustainability MSc at DMU:

Leicester School of Architecture (LSA)
was established in 1897 making it one of the oldest schools of architecture in the UK
Develop sustainable outcomes
through a wide range of tools and simulation software that will allowing you to develop and test your proposals at various design stages
Skills and research themes
will develop your academic acuity and cultivate your independent position on sustainable architecture
Equip, train and inspire
you to become responsible global citizens in the face of the new global and environmental challenges ahead
Industry placement opportunity
you can choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further
The new Vijay Patel building
has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses - find out more

The course appreciates the interface between the environmental, economical and socio-cultural dimensions of sustainability in terms of building design and carbon neutrality.

Energy usage in buildings is responsible for approximately 45% of the total carbon dioxide emissions. There is an international imperative to reduce energy consumption and its associated gas emissions, which contribute to global climate change and pollution. The Climate Change Act set the UK government targets for 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 based on 1990 levels. The course develops your knowledge and skills required to produce thermally comfortable, healthy, and habitable building designs whilst minimising the energy consumptions.

Teaching and assessments

The mode of delivery considered appropriate in individual modules will vary, as will the assessment regime, so that both are carefully matched to the learning outcomes. The course provides a learning environment that enables students to develop an integrative approach to their learning as the course develops.

The programme engages a multi-disciplinary and an integrated staff team of architects and built environment professionals. The teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field visits, case studies, and directed reading. The academic team is committed to a rich range of teaching, learning and student support which is mainly project based giving you the opportunity to work as individuals and in groups.

Assessment and feedback is ongoing and is usually carried out during workshops and reviews. Assessment of the main projects takes place at the end of the term or the academic year and looks at your ability to analyse and implement your knowledge of sustainability in the projects and will be measured against the learning outcomes of each module.

Graduate careers

This course will prepare and equip you with appropriate skills and capacity to address challenges of sustainable architecture and development. Such skills are in high demand by businesses, governments, multilateral and unilateral organisations contending with issues of environmental sustainability. You could also continue with your postgraduate studies and progress onto a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Enthusiastic, dedicated lecturers who have excelled in achieving National Teaching Fellowship awards.
A fully transformed campus based in the heart of the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, renowned for its diversity and culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 59 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    110 55%

    45th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    49th

    24

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