University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


The degree is currently validated by the RIBA at Part 2 and prescribed by ARB. Your study will be mainly studio based, with design projects each year. To gain your RIBA Part 2 qualification you'll produce at least one comprehensive design project and a dissertation. Through our unique live projects you can work with local, regional and international groups on real-life challenges. You could be building, designing urban masterplans or designing in detail.

Entry requirements

Master of Architecture - MArch: Applicants need BA Architecture, 2.1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution, along with 1 year in practice. Applicants should have RIBA part 1 or equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules Design 1, 2, 3 and 4 Live Project 1 and 2 Architectural Research Methodologies Environment and Technology 1 and 2 Management and Practice 1 and 2 Design Manifesto Dissertation 1 and 2 Optional modules Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include: Reflections on Architectural Education Critical Spatial Theory Politics of Architecture and Urban Design Future Climates and Architecture Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis Parametric Architectural Geometry Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis Materials for Low Impact Buildings: Theory Renewable Energy Conservation and Regeneration Principles and Approaches Trajectories of Urban Design Practice Spatial Practice and Development Participation in Architecture and Urban Design History and Theory of Urban Design

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed individually, either by formal written examination or by coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2018 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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