Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Sustainable Practices in the Built Environment (Contested Space)

The aims of the programme are to: Understand key socio-spatial issues related to planning and development in deeply divided societies and be able to engage in the related theoretical, practical and ethical debates; appreciate the dilemmas and opportunities facing built environment professionals in addressing contested and critical spaces, and to understand the links between regeneration and community sustainability in such circumstances; evaluate, understand and respond to the social, economic, environmental and political context for regeneration in contested and critical environments.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Architecture, Planning, Construction or another relevant area. All applicants will be invited for interview and asked to submit a portfolio of their own work. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to sustainable theory, practices and research; project context: analysis and research; prototype project/process; research and development; thesis project; planning and regeneration in critical contexts.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based entirely through coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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Key information

School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Telephone number: 
028 9097 4006