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Sustainable Architecture: Evaluation and Design MSc

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Headington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Our Sustainable Architecture: Evaluation and Design MSc is a unique, multi-disciplinary course. It was established in 1994 and continues to grow and evolve. We keep up to date with changes in sustainability, policies and advancement in the construction industry.

The course focuses on the theory and practice of developing low carbon and sustainable buildings. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key sustainability issues related to buildings, so you can strategically influence feasibility and design processes within the built environment.

Our strong links with industry give you:

  • opportunity to learn from the latest challenges in the industry
  • chances to participate in competitions to win prizes
  • possible future employment opportunities.

Some of the practices and organisations contributing to the course include; Method Consulting LLP, Eco Design Consultants Ltd, Max Fordham, Passivhaus Trust UK.

Our graduates have found work in a wide range of occupations in areas such as:

  • architectural and engineering practices
  • research
  • sustainability consultancies
  • academia, PhD

Career prospects

Graduates will possess an advanced understanding of the key sustainability issues related to buildings enabling them to strategically influence feasibility and design processes within the built environment. They will be familiar with a range of models, tools and methods with which to quantify, predict, evaluate and manage building performance, and will be able to use them and switch to other tools based on an understanding from first principles.

Drawing on a working knowledge of how to minimise energy, carbon emissions and resource consumption in buildings through the various stages of their life cycles, they will be able to take account of changing, incomplete and uncertain information related to the environment. They will also have well developed skills in auditing, analysis, reporting and presentation and a thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary subject area.

Students from this course have gone on to work in a wide range of occupations:

  • architectural and engineering practices
  • research consultancies
  • development work
  • sustainability consultancies
  • owning and operating electricity utilities
  • carbon trading
  • academia.

Students can also exit with Pgdip awards.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

  • University League Table

    48th

  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It's also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so that students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 59 3

    53rd out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    147 74%

    22nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    23rd

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    117 55%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    62nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    62nd

    5

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