Taught course

Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings

University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology

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Entry requirements

You'll normally be expected to have an architectural or other built environment first degree, a professional qualification of equal standing, or significant practical or professional experience that would support your application. If English is not your first language, you'll also need an IELTS score of 6 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme has been designed as a contemporary sustainable architectural course with an innovative blend of established scientific theories and design principles in relation to the healthy buildings and environments, aiming to raise your awareness and practicing principles.

You'll build on your knowledge and skills, consider the environmental impact of design decisions and research how to undertake holistic sustainable design analysis integrated within the building information modelling environment.

You'll critically analyse current sustainable architecture and low energy design principles and technologies, government legislation, codes for sustainable design and other professional, industrial and commerce drivers. You'll also research issues that could adversely affect the health of the building users, in a people centered, proactive and preventive way.

Sustainability is not just about the environment so you will research its relationship with aspects of a broader contextual framework, such as socio-cultural, economic, good governance and advancements in the scientific and technological research.

During your study you will be exposed to and get involved in the cutting edge sustainable design, via research projects conducted by your lecturers, such as Dr Boris Ceranic Retro-Tek and SmartPOD

This course is professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. The programme has been written in collaboration with industry and underpinned by staff research.

Fees and funding

UK students
£580 per 20 credit module
International students
12,000 for the full programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

College of Engineering and Technology
+44 (0) 1332 590500