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Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment launches new postgraduate Excellence Scholarship

26 January 2015

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is pleased to announce the launch of their Architecture and the Built Environment Excellence scholarship.

Each year an issue of international significance will provide the focus for the Excellence Scholarship and the 2015 scholarship focuses on design and sustainability. Issues of sustainability are gaining greater prominence in the media and thoughtful design of the built environment is a vital aspect of global development.

Professor David Dernie, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Build Environment said, “This innovative series of scholarships will provide selected international students with the chance to engage with leading academics at the University of Westminster. Our excellent courses ensure students develop a robust understanding of the major issues facing the built environment today.”

The expertise at the University’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment addresses challenges linked to policy, governance and management of sustainability. The Faculty’s research also promotes innovation in the integration of sustainable practices by encouraging environmental optimisation through design of the physical, social and commercial realms. Our research and commitment to teaching inspires more than 2,000 students to successfully complete their studies at our central London Faculty.

The scholarship will be open to international students from developing countries and to be eligible for the 2015 Architecture and the Built Environment Excellence Scholarship, applicants must hold an offer from one of the following courses: Architecture and Environmental Design MSc, Building Information Management MSc, Interior Design MA, International Planning and Sustainable Development MA, or Urban Design MA.

The theme of the 2016 Architecture and the Built Environment Excellence Scholarship will be announced later this year.

The University of Westminster is proud to offer one of the leading scholarships programmes in the UK. The Architecture and the Built Environment Excellence Scholarship will cover the full tuition fee, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from the UK for one promising postgraduate student.

The deadline for the Excellence Scholarship is 1 May 2015 and applicants wishing to apply must hold an equivalent to a UK First Class Honours degree. Read more information on the scholarship.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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