University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

This course offers early career, built environment professionals the opportunity to study in a collaborative learning setting. It provides a strategic overview of the production of the built environment, including current challenges faced by the construction industry such as global climate change and sustainability. It equips professionals for strategic decision making, inventive problem solving and team leadership; the course develops skills in effective collaboration and communication, particularly between clients and their advisors, design professionals, constructors and users.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university, IELTS score of 7.5.

Course modules

Each of the residential weeks is based around a theme, such as: interdisciplinarity; the client, the user, and the design team; sustainable construction and climate change; personal development, teamwork, and leadership; conservation, retrofit, and adaptation; innovation, new technologies, and materials; urbanism, change, and future communities.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by 1 5,000 word case study and 2 3,000 word essays in the 1st year, and a 15,000 word thesis at the end of the 2nd year, on self selected topics.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSt Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSt Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSt Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSt Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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