Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Sustainable Practices in the Built Environment (Materials, Components and Systems)

The aims of the programme are to: Develop the ability to adopt an informed and critical position towards systems within buildings, being aware of the latest developments technologically and at policy level; develop the ability to both predict and test performance of a built space using a range of tools; develop a wide understanding of the relationship between sustainability, materials and construction; and a specialist knowledge of one area of material and/or construction design, specification and performance.

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; building systems, materials and technologies.

Assessment methods

Assessment is entirely by coursework.


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

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School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
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