12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £12,075
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This new programme will enable you to gain proficiency in designing sustainable buildings and built environments. You will be set the challenge of designing to reduce the carbon footprint, without compromising the socio-cultural and economic significance of your architectural designs. The MSc differs from other programmes in the UK in that it is designed for architects and is fully integrated with the mainstream Masters in Architecture (MArch) design studio within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.
The programme comprises of compulsory taught modules, integrated studio projects and a dissertation.
A European study tour to Berlin to visit and study sustainable buildings forms part of the programme. A student software licence of IESVE simulation tool is required. Expenses for the trip and the student software licence are in addition to the programme fee and will cost approximately £600-£800.
Leading academics and practitioners in sustainable buildings design will contribute to the programme, demonstrating how sustainability thinking on a national and international level can inform projects. These include experts from ARUPS, Hilson Moran, Fosters and Partners and Grimshaw architects, among others.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
Normally a minimum of an upper-second-class Honours degree in an RIBA/ARB accredited Part 1 course. The programme also accepts students who have a Part 2 or Part 3 RIBA/ARB qualification. All applicants will need to submit a portfolio and a personal statement, please contact the School for further details.
The programme is open to international students who are graduates from an accredited architectural course in their country with an equivalent of an upper-second-class Honours degree (60 per cent and above).
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
See our School website for information on funding opportunities.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
As part of the application process you will need to supply an electronic portfolio in pdf format (maximum size 8MB). The portfolio needs to include work relating to environmental design or building science and highlight your understanding of the influence of climate and location on architectural design.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Dr Neveen Hamza
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6033
This programme is within the subject area of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.