Architecture and Environmental Design at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Architects design buildings, spaces, the places in which we live and work; our homes, schools, sports buildings, theatres, hospitals, the environment in which we spend our lives. We work with both new build design and existing buildings with a focus on environmental sustainability. Our course will equip you with the knowledge to design spaces that improve our surroundings, making a positive contribution to our environment. If you are thinking about studying architecture and have an interest in environmental design, our four-year MEng course will also give you the specialist knowledge and skills needed to design environmental systems for buildings. Year 1 design studio modules provide a common foundation with a focus on the fundamental skills of design and presentation. In years 2 3 and 4and 3 you will have the opportunity to choose from up to 12 design studio units so that you can select to work in an area of your own interest. You will also be part of our vertical studios where year 2, 3 and 43 students from both the MEng Programme and the BArch sister course work alongside each other providing opportunities for peer mentoring and skills transfer in an engaging collaborative environment. With a mixture of teaching, workshops, study trips and collaborating with real clients and experts on projects, our course gives you the skills that architectural practice seeks. You will have the opportunity to submit your work to international competitions such as CIBSE Young Engineer Award and the Royal Academy British Institution Award for Students’ Work. Our students have won many national and international awards. The course is fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and supports the leads to exemption from Part One of the three-part qualification programme for professional architects in the UK. It is also accredited by the Engineering Council through the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).


In year one you will develop key design skills and techniques as well as looking at fundamental ideas and concepts relating to environmental design, construction, structural design, and architectural theory. You will also learn important mathematical tools that support the design of environmentally responsible building systems. The second year explores the concepts behind the active and passive systems used to provide healthy, comfortable conditions for building occupants and includes modules such as: electricity and the built environment, tectonics, architectural humanities and environmental design. In year three you will progress to advanced environmental design techniques and complete a major studio project, designing a complex building. Your fourth year will develop your ability to tackle complex building briefs and your independent research skills.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 80% in Mathematics 5.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Nottingham
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Architecture and Environmental Design at University of Nottingham - UCAS