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Architecture and Environmental Design

University of Nottingham
Program overview
Length: 4 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Price: 21,060 GBP
Start dates
September 2019 
September 2020 
September 2021 

Program description

Program description

Architecture and Environmental Design

Taught full-time over four years this degree is the first stage in your architectural education. Gain the specialist knowledge and skills required to actively shape the environment that keeps building occupants comfortable. You will be in the enviable position of being able to generate high-quality architecture that exhibits a truly holistic response to climate and the needs of the building occupants. You will be part of the vibrant studio culture which sees students from different programmes mix within studio units. You will have the opportunity to submit your work to international competitions such as CIBSE Young Engineer Award and the Royal Academy British Institution Award for Students’ Work.

Admission requirements

Applicants to degree programmes will usually be expected to have studied three subjects at A level.

The University recognises that disparities in resources might mean some schools certificate AS levels while other schools do not, as a consequence whilst we value AS levels we will not make any offers on the basis of AS grades.

All conditional offers will ordinarily be made on the basis of three full A levels (some subjects are not included, please see our prospectus) and students will only be required to have achieved a pass in the fourth subject, if taken. The grade achieved in the fourth subject may have significance when an applicant has narrowly failed to achieve the specified grades at A level.

Our admission process recognises that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed various educational pathways. While our publicity materials generally express entry requirements in terms of A levels, most of our schools and faculties accept a much broader range of qualifications.

Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS.

Program content

Course details


In year one you will develop key design skills and techniques as well as looking at fundamental ideas and concepts relating to environmental design, construction, structural design, and architectural theory. You will also learn important mathematical tools that support the design of environmentally responsible building systems. The second year explores the concepts behind the active and passive systems used to provide healthy, comfortable conditions for building occupants and includes modules such as: electricity and the built environment, tectonics, architectural humanities and environmental sciences. In year three you will progress to advanced environmental design techniques and complete a major studio project, designing a complex building. Your fourth year will develop your ability to tackle complex building briefs and your independent research skills.

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University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a public research university and was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881, and was granted a Royal Charter in 1948. Nottingham's main campus (University Park) and teaching hospital (Queen's Medical Centre) are located within...

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University of Nottingham

University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

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