Taught course

Sustainable Design

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Architecture and Design
Qualifications
PGDipPGCertMA

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Candidates will normally have a previous degree, although this does not have to be in a design subject, or equivalent For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing. Other: There is no formal deadline for receipt of applications, and applications may be made at any time. At the point of admission, students are expected to have clear reasoning behind their choice to undertake this programme, nominal understanding of the context of sustainable design underpinned by a desire and determination to know more. Direct access to semester 3 of the programme will be considered only where applicants have accrued appropriate number of credits at either masters-level or postgraduate study in a relevant subject. Applicants must demonstrate through their personal statement within the application form and, where appropriate, at interview a clear motivation to engage with issues of sustainability and design through demonstrating: - an ability to articulate individual perceptions and understandings of sustainable design - an ability to positively engage in critical discussion regarding their and its broader implications in relation to sustainability - to present a body of work that demonstrates experience and competency - an ambition to critically appraise and develop their practice within the context of sustainability.

Months of entry

September

Course content

As a cultivated form of invention, design shapes, modifies and alters the world around us for better or worse, and the need for modern design to be more sustainable and ethically responsible has never been more important.

Many multinational companies, research centres, governments and individuals acknowledge that a change in attitude to the way we design products, spaces, communications and communities is a positive step and long overdue. Indeed, over the last 10 years, commercial understanding of sustainable design has transformed, shifting from being about risk and compliance to a dynamic leadership issue.

Our Sustainable Design MA helps you to rethink the parameters of good design in an unsustainable age. Working alongside experts in ecology, psychology, design and business, you will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to focus your practice and become a more effective agent of change.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Arts and Humanities
Email
mds@brighton.ac.uk