Taught course

Environmental Design

University of Nottingham · Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in architecture or similar subject. Must include modules in architectural design accounting for 25-50% of credits. An architectural design work portfolio must be submitted.

Months of entry


Course content

The MArch Environmental Design course is a design project-based programme which aims to provide advanced training in integrated environmental design in architecture. It is intended primarily for practitioners in the architecture and building industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in sustainable building design and apply the environmental design knowledge and skills in architectural projects. The course is also designed for individuals who wish to pursue research careers in the environmental design-related areas.

By using the design project as a vehicle, students will be introduced to the integrated design approach where the knowledge of environmental design theories and principles will be applied in the design process. The design proposals will then be tested and refined using a range of physical and computer-based simulation tools. In this way students can rapidly develop their understanding and skills of environmental design and apply the knowledge in practice. The case study module and dissertation help students to further develop their knowledge in integrated environmental design.

By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and benefits which arise from the application of environmental design principles in architecture and urban design, and the role of an integrated approach in the design process.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Department of Architecture and Built Environment web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151