The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course for students planning to start their course in 2016, and should be used as a general guide. We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that different applicants may be made higher or lower offers for the same course, depending on their other achievements.
Degree and/or experience
Candidates will normally have a previous degree, although this does not have to be in a design subject, or equivalent
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.
There is no formal deadline for receipt of applications, and applications may be made at any time. At the point of admission, students are expected to have clear reasoning behind their choice to undertake this programme, nominal understanding of the context of sustainable design underpinned by a desire and determination to know more. Direct access to semester 3 of the programme will be considered only where applicants have accrued appropriate number of credits at either masters-level or postgraduate study in a relevant subject.
Applicants must demonstrate through their personal statement within the application form and, where appropriate, at interview a clear motivation to engage with issues of sustainability and design through demonstrating:
- an ability to articulate individual perceptions and understandings of sustainable design
- an ability to positively engage in critical discussion regarding their and its broader implications in relation to sustainability
- to present a body of work that demonstrates experience and competency
- an ambition to critically appraise and develop their practice within the context of sustainability.