University of Kent: Architecture and the Sustainable Environment (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department Kent School of Architecture View department profile
Study type Taught


The MSc in Architecture and Sustainable Environment (MASE) is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics world-wide with an interest in sustainability in the built environment, including architects, engineers, geographers, surveyors, historians and urban designers. The MSc is offered by Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment, a new research centre in the Kent School of Architecture that promotes a cross-disciplinary approach to research in the field of sustainability in the built environment, bridging the traditional boundaries between the arts and the sciences, research and practice. The course content ranges from the development of the design skills and the technical and scientific understanding required to develop sustainable solutions for new and existing buildings, the analysis of historic buildings and past environment technologies, to a critical exploration of the historical and cultural context of sustainability and environmental design.

The course, which can be studied full-time or part-time, offers an academically rigorous and intellectually challenging learning environment, which aims to enhance career development within the field for professionals and academics. The over-arching aim of the programme is to provide participants with a systematic understanding of core and advanced areas of sustainable design through a combination of taught courses, research assignments and project work. Students will be asked to conduct rigorous technical and historical research and to explore the practical application of their findings in the context of design and technology.

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Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent), in architecture or related discipline in the built environment. Those without the degree or who come from other disciplinary backgrounds will be considered for entry on an individual basis but must be able to show a considerable period of experience at an appropriate level. Please also check our general entry requirements (including English language).


Assessment is based on coursework, with presentations, case-study analyses, design proposals, essays and the dissertation.

Location Canterbury campus
University of Kent

Contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

Telephone +44 (0) 1227 768896

Kent School of Architecture

Telephone 01227 824205

University of Kent
School of Architecture


Why Kent?
Architecture at Kent is highly ranked in the UK for research, student satisfaction and teaching. Our passion for the subject and research-led approach to teaching helps provide students with a first-class academic experience, as well as building personal skills and enhancing career prospects. As a student at Kent School of Architecture (KSA), you become part of a creative community that offers innovative programmes, studio-based teaching, contemporary vision, professional links and excellent facilities, all within a highly rated university.

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