Taught course

Sustainable Urban Design

Institution
University of Nottingham · Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Qualifications
MArch

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

The 12 month MArch Sustainable Urban Design course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research with regard to the structure of urban form and the creation of urban places in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges.

The programme covers urban regeneration issues, public realm design, urban design theory and practice and sustainable urbanism theory and applications in place-making with advanced technology and design tools. You will acquire the knowledge and develop the necessary skills to face the contemporary cultural, historical, social, economic and environmental challenges in terms of achieving holistic sustainability in those realms.

The courses emphasises the importance of design creativity, analytical skills, critical thinking and focuses on drawing and physical and computer modeling as tools for analysis, exploration, communication and design in order to achieve social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world.

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 wbe pages.

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

Qualification and course duration

MArch

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pg-applications-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 951 5151