Taught course

Sustainable Architecture, Evaluation and Design

Oxford Brookes University · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to fulfil one of the following:

  • hold an approved undergraduate honours degree minimum 2.2, or equivalent overseas qualification, in a relevant discipline ie architecture, engineering or physics and other subjects related to the built and natural environments.
  • possess an appropriate professional background and experience in architecture, building or building servicing design.

Applications are also considered from potential candidates who wish to seek accreditation for their prior experiential learning or earlier qualifications, particularly those who have worked on projects in related fields.

A number of our applicants use the programme as a means of facilitating a career change or progression.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Sustainable Architecture, Evaluation and Design (SAED) MSc is a unique, multi-disciplinary course. It has been running for over 20 years in different formats. We keep up to date with changes in sustainability, policies and advancement in the construction industry.

The course focuses on the theory and practice of developing low carbon and sustainable buildings. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key sustainability issues related to buildings. So you can strategically influence feasibility and design processes within the built environment.

Our strong links with industry give you:

  • the opportunity to learn from the latest challenges in the industry
  • chances to participate in competitions to win prizes
  • possible future employment opportunities.

Some of the practices contributing to the course include; Method Consulting LLP, Eco Design Consultants Ltd, Max Fordham, Passivhaus Trust UK.

Our graduates have found work in a wide range of occupations in areas such as:

  • architectural and engineering practices
  • research
  • sustainability consultancies
  • academia, PhD

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,200 (Masters); £9,200 (Diploma) £5,100 (Part-Time)
International students

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848