Urban environments and their buildings are at once both acutely responsible for the climate crisis, and present some of the most achievable solutions. Climate action is urgently required to mitigate their environmental impact and unearth creative solutions.
The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy (APEP) at University College Dublin brings together four key disciplines to provide a unique graduate learning experience.
Core modules are specifically designed to enhance knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals, climate science and policy as well as skills for sustainable building and urban design. Options will allows students choose from a wide range of architecture, planning and policy based modules, as well as energy and sustainability modules from around the University. Linking to prestigious industry-collaborative research projects will allow students action their research and knowledge to advance careers in sustainable practice, consultancy, policy and academia.
Careers & Employability
Careers include sustainable architecture and practice, engineering consultancy, sustainability consultancy, energy efficiency agency, public and environmental policy, sustainable development, energy management, and academia.
The range of climate change response, and environmental sustainability, related careers is broadening. This sector is set to expand rapidly in coming years. This MSc gives students a unique set of skills to allow them stay ahead of the curve and apply for exciting and fulfilling job opportunities. Potential careers include sustainable architecture and practice, sustainability consultancy, engineering consultancy, energy efficiency agency, public and environmental policy, sustainable development, energy supply and management and NGOs.
This MSc in in Architecture, Urbanism and Climate Action can be a springboard into exciting careers in research and academia. It will allow students pursue further research opportunities into anthropologic and architectural responses to climate change. Achieving masters students will also be invited to continue onto PhD study in UCD either via in-house project opportunities or by applying for funding through national funding schemes
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- Introduction to Urban Design
- Architecture & Climate Change
- Linked Research Project
- Carbon Management and Sustainable Urbanism
- Research for Environmental Pol
- Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArchitecture Sustainable Development Urban Planning View 13 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- GPA 3.08
- Undergraduate degree in subjects related to the built environment including architecture, urban design, engineering, environmental sciences, or humanity degrees involving social or natural sciences.
International25600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25600 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8085 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8085 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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