University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Students on this programme learn environmental design methods which relate to the various stages of architectural design; they are able to evaluate existing buildings and design new ones following a combined bioclimatic and building occupant focused approach; the course covers both the wider contextual and sustainable approach to environmental design, and the more technical aspects of environmentally and energy conscious building design and performance; as well as taught modules, students take design'based modules where they apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to the study of existing built environments and to new design projects.

Course Modules

Modules include: theory and history of environmental design; principles of environmental design; evaluation of built environments; environmental and energy modelling; thesis project

Course Additional Entry

Applicants require a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours undergraduate degree in architecture or a related subject within the context of the construction industry and built environment disciplines; applicants with qualifications in other subject areas which may be relevant to the award are encouraged to apply, each case being considered on merit. Applicants also require: a portfolio of work, or comprehensive written account of relevant experience, which is verified to the Admissions Office by the Course Leader or Course Admissions Tutor; plus a personal statement which clearly articulates why the applicant wishes to study for the award. Applicants require fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level; applicants without English as their 1st language require at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day and Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,400  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day and Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,175  Credit module. First year home fees