12 months
14700 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The most important aspect of any building design is the people inside. This innovative MSc in Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings from University of Derby explores not only the theories and principles of sustainable architecture but also crucial issues relating to human health in buildings.

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  • 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

The MSc in Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings from University of Derby 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 course, 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.


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 Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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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

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

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


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