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Sustainability Masters

The AJ profiles sustainable post-graduate degree courses at UK universities

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; MSc & MArch Sustainable Environmental Design

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; MSc & MArch Sustainable Environmental Design

Course focus: Design studio modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: YES || Fees: £18,960/£25,300 (MSc/MArch)

Cambridge University, MPhil (B) Environmental Design in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Pt2)

Cambridge University, MPhil (B) Environmental Design in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Pt2)

Course focus: Design studio modules-Technical-Theory-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development-Building Performance Modelling-Urban Design || Design studio: YES || Fees: £5,799/ £20,385 (EU/Overseas)

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University; MSc Environmental Design of Buildings

Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture; MSc Environmental Design of Buildings

Course focus: Design studio modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: YES || Fees: £3,466/£12,950 (EU/Overseas)

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff; MSc Building Energy and Environmental Performance

Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture; MSc in Building Energy and Environmental Performance Modelling

Course focus: Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: NO || Fees: £3,466/£12,950 (EU/Overseas)

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University; MSc Theory and Practise of Sustainable Design

Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture; MSc Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design

Course focus: Theory-Technical || Design studio: NO || Fees: £3,466/£12,950 (EU/Overseas)

The WISE building at the Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth, Wales; Distance Learning MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies

Course focus: Practical Materials Modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: NO || Fees:£5,900/£7,900 (EU/Overseas)

Students in the rammed earth lecture theatre of the WISE building

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth, Wales; MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies

Course focus: Practical Materials Modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: NO || Fees: £6,000/£12,000 (EU/Overseas)

Students inspecting the local wind turbine

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth, Wales; MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment

Course focus: Technical-Building Performance Modelling ||Design studio: NO || Fees:£6,500/£13,000 (EU/Overseas)

Cycle Station by Jenny Lee

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth, Wales; Professional Diploma in Architecture Part II: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies

Course focus: Design Studio Modules-Practical Materials Modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: YES || Fees:£9,250

De Montfort University, MSc Energy and Sustainable Buildign Design

De Montfort University, Leicester; MSc Energy and Sustainable Building Design

Course focus: Building Performance Modelling-Technical || Design studio: NO || Fees: £5.100/9,900 (EU/Overseas)

Architectural education

Five views on sustainability in architectural education

Should architecture students be taught sustainable design? And if so, how? The AJ presents five contrasting views

Heriot Watt Universit, Edinburgh; MSc Sustianble Community Design

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh; MSc Sustainable Community Design

Programme focus: Theory-Technical-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £4,350/£11,270 (EU/Overseas)

Kingston University, London; MSc Sustainable Place Making and Urban Design

Kingston University, London; MA Sustainable Place Making and Urban Design

Course focus: Urban Design-Theory-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £5,305/£10,970 (EU/Overseas)

Kingston University, London; MSc/MA Sustainability for Built Environment Practise

Kingston University, London; MSc/MA Sustainability for Built Environment Practice

Course focus: Theory-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £6,340/£10,650 (EU/Overseas)

Liverpool John Moores Universityl; MSc, Pg Dip, PG Cert, CPD A Sustainable Built Environment

Course focus: Theory-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £27/£59 per credit (EU/Overseas)

London Metropolitan University,  MSc Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce resources

London Metropolitan University; MA Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

Course focus: Design studio modules-Theory-Planing/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: YES || Fees: £5,400/£9,900 (EU/Overseas)

Newcastle University, MSc Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change

Newcastle University; MSc Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change

Course focus: Theory-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £4,450/10,840 (EU/Overseas)

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford; MSc Climate Change and the Built Environment

Course focus: Theory-Urban Design-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £4,320/£8,550 (EU/Overseas)

Oxford Brookes University, MA Urban Design

Oxford Brookes University; MA Urban Design

Course focus: Urban Design-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development-Theory || Design studio: NO || Fees: £4,320-£7,020/£10,350 (EU/Overseas)

Oxford Brookes University, MSc Sustainable Buildings: Performance Design

Oxford Brookes University; MSc Sustainable Buildings: Performance Design

Course focus: Design studio modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: YES || Fees: £4,320-£8,550/£10,350 (EU/Overseas)

Queen's University Belfast Northern Ireland; MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Design

Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland; MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Design

Course focus: Theory-Technical-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £3,375/£10,600 (EU/Overseas)

The Bartlett, University College London: MSc Environmental Design and Engineering

The Bartlett, University College London; MSc Environmental Design and Engineering

Course focus: Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: YES || Fees: £6385/£15205 (EU/Overseas)

Studio teaching at the Centre for Alternative Technology

The green curriculum

Drawing on experience of a Part 2 course focused on sustainability issues, Laura Mark looks at the challenges climate change lays down for education

University of Bath, MSc Architectural Engineering (Environmental Design)

University of Bath; MSc Architectural Engineering (Environmental Design)

Course focus: Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: NO || Fees: £8,500 (EU)

University of Cambridge; MPhil (A) Environmental Design in Architecture

University of Cambridge; MPhil (A) in Environmental Design in Architecture

Course focus: Theory-Technical-Planning/Policy/Sustainable development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £6,365/£14,623 (EU/Overseas)

University of Creative Arts, Canterbury; MA Sustainable Design

University of Creative Arts, Canterbury; MA Sustainable Design

Course focus: Theory-Design studio modules || Design studio: YES || Fees: £4,000/£11,130 (EU/Overseas)

MSc Spatial Planning with Sustainable Urban Design

University of Dundee, MSc Spatial Planning with Sustainable Urban Design

Course focus: Theory-Urban design-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £3,400/£9,500 (EU/Overseas)

University of Dundee, Scotland; MSc Advanced Sustainability of the Built Environment

Course focus: Theory-Technical-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £3,570/£9,850 (EU/Overseas)

University of East London, MA Architecture: Sustainability and Design

University of East London, MA Architecture: Sustainability & Design

Course focus: Theory-Design studio modules-Technical || Design studio:YES || Fees: £6,540 (EU)

University of Edinburgh, MSc Advanced Sustainable Design

University of Edinburgh; MSc Advanced Sustainable Design

Course focus: Theory-Design studio modules || Design studio: YES || Fees: £5,300/£12,200 (EU/Overseas)

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University of Huddersfield; MSc Sustainable Architecture

Course focus: Theory-Technical-Design studio modules || Design studio: YES || Fees: £4,200/£10,750 (EU/Overseas)

University of Nottingham, M.Arch Environmental Design

University of Nottingham; MArch in Environmental Design

Course focus: Design studio modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: YES || Fees:£4,480/10,880 (EU/Overseas)

University of Nottingham, MArch Sustainable Tall Buildings

University of Nottingham; MArch Sustainable Tall Buildings

Course focus: Theory-Technical-Design studio modules || Design studio: YES || Fees: £4,480/£10,880 (EU/Overseas)

Portsmouth University, MA Urban Design

University of Portsmouth, MA in Urban Design

Course focus: Theory-Urban Design-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: YES || Fees: £5,000/£10,500 (EU/Overseas)

University of Portsmouth,  MA Sustainable Architecture

University of Portsmouth; MA Sustainable Architecture

Course focus: Design studio modules-Technical-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: YES || Fees: £3466/£9,200 (EU/Overseas)

University of Reading, MSc and PGD: Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Course focus: MSc and PGD: Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments|| Design studio: YES || Fees: £5,500/ £15,000 (EU/Overseas)

University of Salford, Greater Manchester; MSc Sustainable Building Design

Course focus: Design studio modules-Technical-Building Performance Modelling || Design studio: YES || Fees: £7,500/£10,550 (EU/Overseas)

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University of Salford, Greater Manchester; MSc Urban Design and Regeneration

Course focus: Urban Design studio modules/Theoretical and practical/Neighbourhood regeneration || Design studio: YES || Fees: £7,500/£10,550 (EU/Overseas)

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University of Sheffield School of Architecture; MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies

Course focus: Collaboration with community groups, building performance simulation, parametric modelling, low impact materials, theory and policy analysis || Design studio: YES || £4830 / £13990 (EU/Overseas)

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