University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Environmental Design

This course aims to provide advanced training in integrated environmental design in architecture; it is intended primarily at practitioners in the architecture and building industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in sustainable building design and apply the environmental design knowledge and skills in architectural projects; the course is also designed for individuals who wish to pursue research careers in the environmental design-related areas; by using the design project as a vehicle, students are introduced to the integrated design approach where the knowledge of environmental design theories and principles is applied in the design process; the design proposals are then tested and refined using a range of physical and computer-based simulation tools; in this way students can rapidly develop their understanding and skills of environmental design and apply the knowledge in practice; the case study module and dissertation help students to further develop their knowledge in integrated environmental design; by the end of the course students have the knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and benefits which arise from the application of environmental design principles in architecture and urban design, and the role of an integrated approach in the design process.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in architecture or a related subject with modules in architectural design accounting for 25-50 per cent of credits; architectural design work portfolio must be submitted; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL IBT: 87 with minimum 20 in speaking and no less than 19 in any element.

Course modules

Environmental design project in architecture; advanced environmental design; architectural research methods; case study project; sustainable housing design project; design, technology and materials; advanced tall buildings; design, technology and materials.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time £ 6,310 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MArch Full-time £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
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0115 951 5559