Taught course

Architecture and Sustainability

De Montfort University · Leicester School of Architecture

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, and Construction Management etc).

If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. Evidence of recent work in a digital/ portfolio format, plus a statement about past and proposed work is also required.

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course explores a wide range of approaches related to sustainable architectural design, with a particular emphasis on building physics and design strategies that promote and encourage holistic sustainability. The course appreciates the interface between the environmental, economical and social-cultural dimensions of sustainability in terms of building design and carbon neutrality.

You will benefit from a range of tools and simulation software that will allow you to develop and test your proposals at various design stages, ensuring sustainable outcomes.
This course will prepare and equip you with appropriate skills and capacity to address challenges of sustainable architecture and development. Such skills are in high demand by businesses, governments, multilateral and unilateral organisations contending with issues of environmental sustainability.

Information for international students

Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit dmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships. We currently offer the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship for Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

De Montfort University
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70