The Department of Architecture and Built Environment, part of the Faculty of Engineering, has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainability.
The department is known for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions.
This course will give you the practical environmental design knowledge and skills that are highly sought-after by employers. This master’s level programme is project oriented and has been specifically designed with the needs of the architectural profession in mind. Environmental design principles, both at an urban scale and at a building scale, will provide professional with a springboard for invention in architectural and sustainable design.
On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- confidently integrate environmental design principles to architectural design
- confidently practice sustainable architectural design
- give expert advice on the application of environmental design principles in practice
- give expert advice on sustainability in the built environment
- work more effectively in multi-disciplinary teams
Our graduates often benefit from accelerated promotion in the building industry and enjoy the recognition of their professional abilities by employers and clients worldwide.
If students have some prior experience within the building industry, the MArch Environmental Design may enable them to find mid-career opportunities to change direction or sector.
The University of Nottingham has been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers, according to The Graduate Market, 2013-2017, High Fliers Research, and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Most of the MArch Environmental Design course graduates are employed in architectural practices, environmental consultancies or universities across the world.
Careers and employability service
Completing a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.
Our Careers and Employability Service has received a large investment to be even better equipped to help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events, where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.
Boost your earning potential
Which university courses boost graduate wages the most? Studying with us could help you to earn more.
- We are second highest in the UK for female engineering graduate earnings, five years after graduation
- We are second highest in the Midlands for male engineering graduate earnings, five years after graduation
(Source: Institute for Fiscal Studies data: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44413086)
Careers support and advice
We offer individual careers support for all postgraduate students whatever your course, mode of study or future career plans.
You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate. Expert staff will help you research career options and job vacancies, build your CV or résumé, develop your interview skills and meet employers.
More than 1,500 employers advertise graduate jobs and internships through our online vacancy service. We host regular careers fairs, including specialist fairs for different sectors.