The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide.
Over the last decades Architecture and Environmental Design offered at the University of Westminster as a subject area has developed, responding to new research and experimentation, both in academia and in practice. However, buildings claiming to be environmentally conscious do not perform to the expected standards, still heavily contributing to global CO2 emissions and often providing unsatisfactory comfort conditions to occupants.
The same can be said for the existing built environment which is largely outdated and underperforming, requiring urgent implementation of effective retrofit strategies. This is due to a lack of comprehensive performance prediction and feedback protocols, which are still not common practice in architectural design.
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, you will take design-based modules where you will apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to the study of existing built environments and to new design projects.
- This course will give you skills that can be used both in architectural practice and in environmental design consultancy. The research issues explored in your final thesis project could also lead to further research and an academic career through the path of a PhD degree in a number of related fields.
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- Evaluation of Built Environments
- Principles of Environmental Design
- Theory and History of Environmental Design
- Environmental and Energy Modelling
- Thesis Project
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesArchitecture Design Landscape Architecture View 542 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) 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.
- You will need a portfolio of work, or a comprehensive written account of relevant experience, and a personal statement which clearly articulates why you wish to study for the award.
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International14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK PT tuition fee: £1,300 per 2- credit module
- International PT tuition fee: £1,600 per 20 credit module
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.