Master (MSc) in Renewable Energy and Architecture, University of Nottingham, UK

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This multi-disciplinary, international course is carefully structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology, and building energy and environmental performance.

The MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture examines the integration of renewable and sustainable technologies into the site plan and building form, fabric and services.

The course also addresses issues such as architectural design and construction, energy use and global warming, new and renewable energy technologies, novel materials and their influence on buildings and occupant comfort.

It is designed to stimulate and encourage novel and imaginative solutions to the challenging task of designing environmentally responsible buildings worldwide.

It attracts students from over twenty countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America, over half of which come from architectural backgrounds.

By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge, as well as experience on this subject, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience.

Course-specific entry requirements

  • Applicants from other relevant backgrounds and experience are welcome to apply.
  • You will need to provide a detailed CV, two references and a detailed academic transcript showing GPA with your application.
  • Architectural applicants are recommended to submit a portfolio of their works (A4 in size or on CD). All documents must be in English.

Entry requirements: 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.0 in any element)
TOEFL paper based: 550 with 4.0 in TWE
TOEFL computer based: 213 with 4.0 in TWE
TOEFL IBT: 79 (minimum 17 in each element)

Key facts
This is a truly international and comprehensive course for building design and technology with focus on renewable energy, climate and human comfort worldwide The School of the Built Environment enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions and is currently working on a number of EU-funded projects. You may have the opportunity to attended conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad.

Each year, three MSc students with the highest average over the autumn and spring semesters are given the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong to carry out their dissertation projects at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This is part of an international exchange programme, which could help you to gain useful international experience relevant to your future career.

As well as equipping you with an integrated approach to architecture, planning and building services engineering at an advanced level, the School of the Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and promote environmentally responsible attitudes appropriate in this rapidly changing world.

Department of the Built Environment,
University of Nottingham,
University Park, Nottingham,
NG7 2RD,

T:+44 (0) 115 951 3134
F:+44 (0) 115 951 3159

E: sbe[at]

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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