Department of
Architecture and Built Environment

MArch in Environmental Design

The course aims to provide training in integrated environmental design in architecture and it is intended primarily for practitioners in architecture and building industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in sustainable building design and the practical application to architectural projects. This course is also designed for individuals who wish to pursue research careers in these areas.


Distinguishing Features

The course emphasises a problem-solving approach where technical and theoretical knowledge is well integrated and it also builds on a project based approach which is unique in environmental design education. The theoretical and technological aspects of environmental design are treated in equal measures during the studio design projects. This is further supported by the group seminars and lectures.

Course Structure

Each semester includes a studio based design exercise where practical skills and imagination are challenged and examined through an architectural project, as an opportunity to apply environmental design. The key design projects include: Environmental Design in Architecture; Sustainable Housing Design or Tall Building Design. Additional lectures and seminars provide a parallel knowledge base and intellectual support for the design projects. 

The final part of the course is a dissertation (60 credits), a scholarly exploration of a technical, ethical, regional, historical, cultural or theoretical aspect of Environmental Design.



Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4882