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.

Entry requirements


BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution, along with one year in practice. You should have RIBA Part 1 or equivalent.


An Honours degree.

Course modules

Core modules

Design 1, 2, 3 and 4; Live Project 1 and 2; Theory and Research 1 and 2, Environment and Technology 1 and 2; Management, Practice and Law 1 and 2; Dissertation 1 and 2.

Examples of optional modules

Participation in Architecture and Urban Design; Interactive Urban Visualisation Modelling; Critical Spatial Theory; Parametric Architectural Geometry; Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis.

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
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Architecture
Telephone number: 
0114 2220399