MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies

The interdisciplinary MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies (MSc SAS) provides research-led learning and teaching. It will inspire and enable you to pursue innovative research and design strategies for the built environment. Driven by the ethos of global stewardship and positive regeneration; you will be involved in promoting sustainable architecture, with the aim of transforming the built environment for a more equitable future. Collaborations with local, national and global partners enrich the learning experience. Lecturers and supervisors have research expertise in lighting, acoustics, modelling, building performance, parametric design and materials with low embodied carbon.
Many of the students on this programme have already worked in professional practice after completing four or five years of architectural training and recognise the benefits of studying at an advanced level within the School of Architecture which has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research. The programme provides a foundation for those wishing to go on to further research which may influence national and international agendas and for those wanting to pursue leadership roles in the design of a sustainable built environment.
The MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies combines social and technical aspects of sustainable architecture and focuses on exploring sustainability through design with dedicated studio modules. Studio projects include both refurbishment and new build, often working with real clients. The requirements for the MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies (MSc SAS) may be satisfied by one year of full-time study (September-September) and the award of 180 credits, please see information below on part-time routes. The programme is not designed to give exemption from professional examinations (such as those covered by the RIBA/ARB) which are covered by other courses within the School of Architecture.

Contact for Enquiries

Aidan Hoggard
+44 (0) 114 222 0354


The programme is delivered by: Aidan Hoggard (Programme Leader), Prof Fionn Stevenson (Professorial oversight) and the following module leader: Dr Tsung-Hsien Wang. Other staff involved in teaching and supervision are: Dr Rachel Cruise, Prof Steve Fotios, Dr Teresa Hoskyns, Prof Jian Kang, Dr Mark Meagher, and Dr Chengzhi Peng plus guest lecturers and guest design review panel.