MA Programme Description

Environmental Architecture

Environmental Architecture is a new 15-month MA programme starting in September 2017. The programme is aimed at an emerging generation of designers interested in the widespread and far reaching transformation of environments and landscapes. It proposes a new multi-scalar approach to environmental and landscape education that unites spatial, technological and scientific research. The course is design led and project-based as well as connected to practice in London through an innovative partnership scheme.

The distinctive pedagogical model of the MA Environmental Architecture programme offers students a rigorous and open-ended platform for developing and testing approaches to environmental transformation within a broad range of international and local contexts. Students can work across a variety of possible environmental and landscape based concerns including climate change, flood risk, desertification, resource extraction, agriculture and food production, urban conflict, indigenous struggles, sustainability, energy and waste.

The course will introduce students to new technologies of calculation, visualisation and representation as essential components in re-imagining the design and management of environments and landscapes.

The programme introduces an innovative format of mentorship and placement in order to bring students into contact with world leading design, landscape and engineering talent. Alongside helping students to establish a network of colleagues and mentors in the city of London they have the opportunity to pursue a degree within a world leading art and design institution, including access to a rich culture of radical and experimental interdisciplinary work at the Royal College of Art.


240 credits
15-month programme
Full-time study



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