UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This interdisciplinary programme takes the approach of teaching 'hard' science subjects by taking cultural heritage as its context. Students develop an holistic knowledge and scientific understanding of heritage objects, buildings and sites in the context of their historical, artistic, material, social and cultural environment. They question and reflect on research in the light of broader societal and environmental issues.

Course Modules

Core modules: the built environment: the energy context; health and comfort in buildings; building solar design; natural and mechanical ventilation of buildings; efficient building service systems; methods of environmental analysis. Optional modules: the control of noise; advanced building simulation; the lit environment; energy systems modelling; environmental masterplanning; industrial symbiosis; low energy housing retrofit; social dimensions of sustainability; low carbon, energy supply systems; smart energy systems implementation; post occupancy evaluation of buildings; multi'objective design optimisation; introduction to system dynamics modelling in the built environment; sustainable building construction methods; healthy buildings: methods of environmental assessment.

Course Additional Entry

The normal minimum qualifications are a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. For applicants without a 1st degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination may be set.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip