Taught course

Architecture and Sustainability

Institution
De Montfort University · Leicester School of Architecture
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject (architecture, architectural engineering, architectural technology, civil engineering, building engineering/sciences, environmental sciences/studies, construction management, etc.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course appreciates the interface between the environmental, economical and socio-cultural dimensions of sustainability in terms of building design and carbon neutrality.

Energy usage in buildings is responsible for approximately 45% of the total carbon dioxide emissions. There is an international imperative to reduce energy consumption and its associated gas emissions, which contribute to global climate change and pollution. The Climate Change Act set the UK government targets for 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 based on 1990 levels. The course develops your knowledge and skills required to produce thermally comfortable, healthy, and habitable building designs whilst minimising the energy consumptions.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiry@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70