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MSc Environmental Design of Buildings

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Student fieldtrip

This programme enables students to develop the knowledge and ability needed to design healthy, comfortable environments in and around buildings that place a minimal strain on global resources.

The programme prepares students to facilitate environmental design as part of their role on a building design team and highlights the need to adapt to changing demands as sustainability policies are increasingly supported by the public and by governments worldwide.

We offer local and distance learning options on this programme.

How to apply

For more information on course content, structure, fees and how to apply, please visit our MSc Environmental Design of Buildings course information page.

Key events

23 September 2019Welcome to Welsh School of Architecture
23 September-4 October 2019MSc Environmental Design of Buildings induction
10 October 2019Local students use the Skydome to test lighting models*
Distance learners will carry out the same exercise using simulation software*
18 November 2019The “Passive Design” module starts with themed learning activities
2 December 2019Welcome visiting students from MSc Environmental Management and Building Design, Navarra University
12 December 2019Interim feedback for project module with guest panel member from practice
20 February 2020Interim feedback for project module with guest panel member from practice
2-6 March 2020European study trip to Navarra University, Pamplona, Spain
26 March 2020Explore building services in real buildings

*Part time students complete this investigation in their second or third years, depending on their route.

Course team

Course Director

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)29 2087 0927


Ian Knight

Yr Athro Ian Knight


+44 (0)29 2087 5496
Sarah O'Dwyer

Sarah O'Dwyer

MSc Lecturer

+44 (0)29 2087 4000
Elani Ampatzi

Dr Eleni Ampatzi

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)29 2087 4603

Admissions support

Architecture Admissions

Selin Demirci

I learnt a lot about environmental design and building services. As a student with an architectural background, I developed engineering skills including building performance simulation, lighting analysis and calculating the heating/cooling load of the building as well as sustainable thinking and environmental awareness, hence I have become a more eco-friendly designer. I also improved my report writing, presentation and communication skills, and self-confidence, not only for the course but beyond.

Selin Demirci
EDB Local, 2018-19