12 months
14700 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The most important aspect of any building design is the people inside. This innovative Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings programme from University of Derby explores not only the theories and principles of sustainable architecture but also crucial issues relating to human health in buildings.

Visit the official programme website for more information


  • Study a CIAT accredited course at a university which is one of only four CIAT Centres of Excellence in the UK
  • Draw on our extensive industrial links and the expertise of our research and practice active highly experienced staff
  • Add a new dimension to your knowledge of design and technology relating to energy efficiency in buildings
  • Gain vital practical experience through live sustainable design projects
  • Be inspired by specialist guest lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Learn from influential academics who are conducting important research into sustainable design

Our MSc is a contemporary sustainable architecture course offering an innovative blend of the established scientific theories and design principles relating to healthy buildings and environments.


As a graduate of this Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings programme from University of Derby , you will discover a wide range of career opportunities including senior sustainable design roles in architectural practice, consultancy or design management.

Alternatively, you could secure positions in environmental design assessment, central and local government, housing associations, retail enterprises and manufacturing companies. You could also consider further study towards a PhD and/or an academic career.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • Sustainability Consultant Architect
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Sustainable Energy Consultant
  • BREEAM Consultant


CIAT accredited course

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods: Application and Evaluation
  • Health in Buildings: Comparative Approaches
  • Sustainable Architecture and Low Energy Design
  • Environmental Risk and Responsibility
  • CPD and Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Design Simulation and Analysis
  • Sustainable Construction Methods and Materials
  • Designing Environments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally be expected to have an architectural or other built environment undergraduate degree (2:2), or a professional qualification of equal standing, or significant practical or professional experience that would support your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK fee: £875 per 20 credits (Full-time/Part-time)

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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