Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability in Architecture (CRESTA) MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: You will need a 2:1 Honours degree or better in an appropriate field of study.
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The MSc programme in Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability in Architecture (CRESTA) has been specifically designed to provide expertise for graduates (from a range of academic backgrounds) and professionals who seek to enhance their knowledge of the increasingly key area of resilient and sustainable built environments in a changing climate.

The MSc CRESTA programme will help develop both practical skills in environmental assessment and a deeper understanding of climate-sensitive design, planning for climate change, sustainable architecture and computer modelling of sustainable building and urban environments.

You will develop skills in the use of computer environmental modelling software and the application of that software to sustainable environmental design via coursework assignments. You will also acquire specific analytical skills in the application of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and generic research skills, such as reflective learning, literature reviewing and dissertation writing.

In addition to key required modules, you can personalise your programme by choosing one option module in semester 1 from a list that reflects the high quality and wide-ranging research expertise in the School. We offer options that include:

  • Architectural Theories from 1900 to the Present
  • Parametric Design and Fabrication
  • Urban Design
  • Low and Zero Carbon Energy Systems

Covering academic and practical issues, the MSc CRESTA programme is an excellent preparation for specialist roles within academic research, architectural practices and engineering and design consultancies.     

For further questions please contact Steve Sharples.

Why School of Architecture?

Highly rated research

Liverpool was the UK’s first Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) accredited University School of Architecture. Research lies at the core of our activities and we have highly rated international research in the fields of History and Theory and Environment and Process.

The activities of the research groups within these two fields provide the knowledge and expertise required by the professional discipline that the School serves, but also reach out into related areas in the visual arts, urban design, conservation and innovative technologies.