MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies
Start date September
Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
By the end of the programme graduates will possess skills to produce complex design proposals which adopt a holistic approach to design and address the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable architecture.
The MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies provides a foundation for those wishing to go on to further research which may influence national and international agendas and for those wanting to pursue leadership roles in the design of a sustainable built environment.
The MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies is organised on a modular credit system. The MSc is awarded upon successful completion of five core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and the research module (60 credits).
The total 180 credits may be completed in twelve months of full-time study (September – September). It is also available on a part-time basis, normally over a period of twenty-four months. The part-time route is designed to enable practitioners to join the programme for one to two days per week during the taught semesters.
The programme is not designed to give exemption from professional examinations (such as those covered by the RIBA/ARB) which are covered by other courses within the School of Architecture.
In addition to the optional modules listed, students taking the MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies may select up to 30 credits of taught course units over the teaching semesters from other postgraduate course units in the School of Architecture with agreement from the Programme Leader.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of changes the University will consult and inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
In 2018-2019 the course is delivered by:
Each year we attract excellent national and international postgraduate students to this School who all contribute to a socially vibrant and academically challenging environment. Here, our students share their reasons for choosing this programme and their experiences in Sheffield.