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 qualify as an architect, 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.

Course modules

histories, theories, practices and politics of architecture; environmental design (lighting, acoustics and the thermal environment); sustainability and structures; design processes and user behaviour; computer-aided design; emergent systems and complexity; socio-technical systems (particularly related to sustainable energy technologies); urban design and development; community design and participation; places and place-making; feminist approaches; transformative education;

Assessment methods

To qualify as an architect, students need to complete at least 1 design project and write a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2017 - 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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