Taught course

Environmental Design of Buildings

Cardiff University · Welsh School of Architecture

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for graduates or experienced practitioners in disciplines related to the built environment, such as architecture, building services engineering, building technology or environmental studies who would like to strengthen their expertise in environmental design. The distance learning version of this course will be of particular interest to professionals who do not want to interrupt their careers, wherever they live. Applicants should possess a good first degree (typically a 2:1 or equivalent), or equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note: This MSc programme is also available for study by distance learning over one, two or three years.

This course aims to offer knowledge and expertise for specialising in the design of comfortable and healthy environments in and around buildings, regardless of climate, and with due regard to sustainable issues. This is an area of expertise often tending to fall between the normal professional interests of architects and engineers.

There are eight taught and two project modules in the first stage of the course. The modules approach the subject from a variety of angles that are intended to cut across the integrating threads of heating, lighting, acoustics and sustainability.

Full details can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p106.html

Information for international students

International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
36 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms Christine Heywood
+44 (0)29 2087 9332
+44 (0)29 2087 4623