Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design (MSc)
1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise in sustainability as it relates to the built environment, giving a working understanding of its aims, principal concerns and techniques, at theoretical and practical levels, in global and local contexts, and across social, environmental and economic boundaries.
- Based on research strengths of the School.
- Welcomes a mix of students from different disciplinary backgrounds.
- Relates theory to personal and professional practice.
- Available for full-time and part-time study.
There are two stages to the MSc programme: one for the taught modules and another for a dissertation by research, in which students report on an investigation that they have conducted into a research question that interests them.
A theory module at the beginning of the course explores origins and attitudes in sustainability, and encourages students to position themselves before engaging with the other modules and between them. There is a long module in which opportunities for sustainable practice are investigated in a live project. The other modules present practical approaches to procuring, designing, and constructing environmentally and socially sustainable developments in the built environment.
Please see the Welsh School of Architecture website for more information about modules.
The course is suitable for graduates or experienced practitioners in the built environment disciplines of architecture, town and country planning, property development, civil engineering and construction, as well as those from the social sciences, ecology, environmental sciences, politics etc, who work in relation with, or have an interest in, the built environment.
Applicants should possess a good first degree, or equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Ms Christine Heywood
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 9332
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4623