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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)

Course director: Richard Nicholls
Course founded: 1999
Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Intake: 12 students
Student profile: Various backgrounds; 40 per cent international

Distinctive feature: Emphasis on holistic process, with focus on four themes of sustainable architecture: energy, material and resources, global environment and health. Flexible assessments on some modules to reflect the students’ background. For example, submission can be written or drawn depending on students’ communication strengths.

Director comment: The course has experienced ongoing development in response to the continuous advances that have occurred in the field of sustainable buildings in recent years. There is a great deal of information that a specialist in sustainable architecture must be aware of and the course at Huddersfield aims to provide this broad knowledge base.

Student comment: The course is structured to provide breadth of knowledge across the subject, but is flexible enough to allow students to focus on their own interests. Additionally, the course offers a part time route that allows merging of industry and academia; where knowledge within the construction industry and the learning environment can be exchanged, discussed and applied. Personally, this is the ultimate aim for any course of this nature and this relationship is beneficial to students, the university and employers alike.
- Dave Moreland, student 2008-2010

Career opportunities: Students have a range of destinations including moving on to PhD research or employment in both large and small practices.

Entry requirements:
- A good degree in a construction related subject
- Other disciplines will be considered if accompanied by relevant experience

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Tuition: £4,325/£12,000 full-time (EU/Overseas)


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