University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Architecture and Environmental Design

Students on this programme learn environmental design methods which relate to the various stages of architectural design; they are able to evaluate existing buildings and design new ones following a combined bioclimatic and building occupant focused approach; the course covers both the wider contextual and sustainable approach to environmental design, and the more technical aspects of environmentally and energy conscious building design and performance; as well as taught modules, students take design-based modules where they apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to the study of existing built environments and to new design projects.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours undergraduate degree in architecture or a related subject within the context of the construction industry and built environment disciplines; applicants with qualifications in other subject areas which may be relevant to the award are encouraged to apply, each case being considered on merit. Applicants also require: a portfolio of work, or comprehensive written account of relevant experience, which is verified to the Admissions Office by the Course Leader or Course Admissions Tutor; plus a personal statement which clearly articulates why the applicant wishes to study for the award. Applicants require fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level; applicants without English as their 1st language require at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: theory and history of environmental design; principles of environmental design; evaluation of built environments; environmental and energy modelling; thesis project


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time day and evening £ 1,175 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time day and evening £ 1,400 per Credit module (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marylebone Camden NW1 5LS South East

Key information

Course Enquiries Office
Telephone number: 
020 7911 5000