For the first time in human history, over 50% of people around the world live in cities. The expanding growth of megacities (currently 28) is leading to the creation of megaregions. All urban environments impose pressure upon the environment; however, climate change will test the resilience of our current infrastructure beyond anything experienced so far. Climate change also presents us with challenging opportunities.
This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for the future green economy – enabling increased efficiency of resource use whilst creating more equitable communities. You will study how sustainable solutions can be incorporated into the infrastructure of our built environments, such as integrated transport systems, energy efficient buildings, urban villages, brownfield development, and green technology, including green roofs and sustainable urban drainage systems.
The course is composed of modules from Architecture, Construction, Environmental Health, Engineering as well as Geography. Notable key modules include Climate Change, Sustainability and Smart Cities, consecutive geo-spatial modules Geography of the Urban Landscape (level 4), The Digital Environment (level 5) culminating in Geo-BIM (level 6) and the final-year site-specific research module, Brownfield Regeneration. In addition, there is a bespoke module by the Centre for International Development and Training.
The course draws upon a diverse array of learning activities and assessment methods. Your teaching and learning will comprise of lectures, site visits, field trips, guest lectures from practising key professionals, as well as use of analytical and computer laboratories. There may also be the possibility of a placement in a partner institution in North America.
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." (Albert Einstein)
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” (Charles Darwin)
Graduates possessing knowledge of green skills, plus awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, are in demand in a variety of sectors. Examples include: the construction, planning and energy sectors, water and waste management companies, the Environment Agency, the Department of Energy & Climate Change, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, local authorities, and private sector industries, including environmental consultancies.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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