Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University


This course is a professionally-accredited Architects Registration Board (ARB) route to a Part 2 qualification; the 3-year route allows students to combine study with work in architectural practices offering an educational and career advantage; the course is a natural continuation and extension of the existing Part 1 course; it places critical investigation of environmental and social agendas at the centre of its teaching; in years 1 and 2 students consider: the social and political context of architecture; research-based methods of urban analysis; forms of participatory and collaborative practice; advanced environmental and technical studies; in their final year thesis projects students can investigate contemporary issues relevant to architecture and society by devising their own project which demonstrates their interests and emerging areas of expertise; the course helps students to build the confidence and independence to succeed as an architect by allowing them to follow their own ideas and direction.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree in architecture at 2.2 or above; students must also have 1 of the following: part 1 in architecture from a RIBA accredited and ARB prescribed programme; RIBA office-based part 1 diploma; overseas architecture qualifications with RIBA part 1 validation or equivalent; all applications are considered, with achievements since graduation and practical experience taken into full account; international students need high level English language skills; if their 1st degree was not taught in English then they need an IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all skills; or equivalent; students are invited for interview, when they are asked to present a design portfolio of Part 1 design project work and/or practice-based work.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: Design studio 4; advanced environmental strategies; sustainable regeneration and community engagement.
Year 2 core modules: Design studio 5; urban strategies; sustainable city ecologies; critical study.
Year 3 core modules: Design studio 6; scenario mapping; integrated practice.

Assessment methods

Coursework; design portfolio; exhibition; essays; reports.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
MArch Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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