Master of Science - Sustainable Architecture: Evaluation and Design

1 year
17,150 GBP
Sept 2024
May 2024
Oxford / United Kingdom
Oxford Brookes University

Program description

Our multi-disciplinary Sustainable Architecture: Evaluation and Design MSc course is exceptional. It was started in 1994 and is still expanding and changing. We stay current on advancements in the building sector, policy changes, and sustainability.

The theory and application of creating low-carbon and sustainable buildings are the main topics of the course. You will get a thorough awareness of the major sustainability concerns relating to construction, enabling you to strategically impact the feasibility and design phases of the built environment.

Our strong links with industry give you:

  • opportunity to learn from the latest challenges in the industry
  • chances to participate in competitions to win prizes
  • possible future employment opportunities

The course uses a modular credit system, you will need:

  • 60 credits for postgraduate certificate
  • 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma (9 months full-time)
  • 180 credits for the master's degree (12 months full-time)

Program structure

Year 1

  • Building Physics (20 credits)
  • Urban sustainability and microclimates (20 credits)
  • Building Performance Evaluation (20 credits)
  • Services and Systems for Net Zero Energy Buildings (20 credits)
  • Building Simulation and Design in Context (40 credits)
  • Research Methods and Design (10 credits)

Final Project

  • Dissertation


  • Tuition Fee - 17,150 GBP

Requirements for applicants

Specific Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to fulfil one of the following:

  • hold an approved undergraduate honours degree minimum 2.2, or equivalent overseas qualification, in a relevant discipline ie architecture, engineering or physics and other subjects related to the built and natural environments.
  • possess an appropriate professional background and experience in architecture, building or building servicing design.

English Language Requirements

  • If your first language is not English you will require a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components.

About the university

The history of Oxford Brookes University spans more than 150 years. We began as a modest School of Art in rented classrooms and have expanded into one of the UK's top modern universities with a reputation for distinction in teaching and research on the local, national, and worldwide levels.

Our primary goal is to provide a top-notch educational experience that helps each of our graduates to be competent, self-assured, and prosperous. The standard of instruction students receive is an integral component of this.

Oxford Brookes works with a wide range of partners both domestically and internationally. Our connections are essential to improving our instruction, research, and information sharing. Additionally, they provide our students a wealth of placement, internship, and employment options.

In cooperation with our Associate College Partners as well as directly, we offer a variety of higher education and degree apprenticeships (ACPs).

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