Taught course

Environmental Architecture

Glasgow School of Art

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Entry requirements

An upper second class degree in Architecture or a related area.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Environmental Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, provides students with specialist knowledge and insight into the relationships between low energy architectural design, energy and indoor environmental performance, and building occupants.

The programme is based on the research strengths of the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) and benefits from informed teaching through engagement with live projects.

The programme offers balanced academic and practical content. Students explore the latest developments in environmental design theory and practice; and there are also opportunities to participate in on-going MEARU research projects. Students will work within an architectural school with a well-established design culture, and within a specialist research unit providing key research skills.

The core content is structured to provide students with an intellectually intense experience in the contemporary issues of theory integrated with the practice of design of sustainable and healthy built environments. Project-based learning and case study models enable students to develop real world learning skills and experience. The dissertation/design thesis at stage 3 provides a vehicle through which candidates will be supported to become masters of their selected subjects of interest.

Fees and funding

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS)

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions, including GSA.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Filbert Musau