University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Architecture and Town and Regional Planning

This course is an opportunity to qualify as both an architect and a town planner. The degree is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at Part 2 level and prescribed by Architects Registration Board (ARB). Your study focuses on a range of themed, design-based studios dedicated to specific areas of practice or research. There are compulsory modules in town planning, humanities management and building sciences, and an integrated town and regional planning project. To qualify as an architect, you�ll produce at least one comprehensive design project. Employers include the Olympic Park Legacy Company, Hawkins Brown, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and URBED (Urbanism, Environment and Design) Ltd.

Entry requirements

You�ll need BA Architecture, 2.1 or equivalent, from a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)/ Architect's Registration Board (ARB)-approved institution, along with one year in practice. You should have RIBA Part 1 or equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Design 1, 2, 3 and 4; theory and research 1 and 2; environment and technology 1 and 2; management, practice and law 1 and 2; spatial planning systems; dissertation 1 and 2. Option modules include: Live projects 1 and 2; natural resources planning; sustainable development: a critical perspective; transport planning; sustainable development in practice; health and well- being in the built environment; cities of diversity.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

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