University of Sheffield
This studio-based course will help you develop your own distinctive design practice. You�ll explore design processes and methodologies. There are opportunities to work on real-life projects with local and regional groups. You can take the course as a stand-alone MA or as preparation for a PhD via our PhD by Design programme. Our media unit has a range of audio-visual and environmental equipment including artificial sky for daylight simulation, a thermal imaging camera and a mixed reality imaging suite. We have our own photography studio, reprographics unit and 3D printers. There are design studios, research rooms and computer labs. Our student-led design projects help you learn by doing; working with real clients on real projects, you�ll discover the benefits of socially engaged design and collaborative working.
You�ll need a 2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture or town planning. Your degree doesn�t have to be design- based. If you have a lot of professional design experience we�ll consider your application. We�d like to see your portfolio to get an idea of your design abilities; and we may ask you to come to an interview. 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.
Code modules include: Special design 1 �live project�; design project 1 and 2; reflections on architectural design; thesis design project; route a � research by design (theory) critical spatial theory; route b � research by design (practice) theory and research in design, environment and technology in design. Option modules may include: Reflections on architectural education; conservation and regeneration principles and approaches; conservation and regeneration traditional materials and techniques; conservation and regeneration policy and law; participation in urban design and architecture; history and theory of urban design; reflection on urban design practice; principles of building physics for sustainable design; building environmental simulation and analysis; renewable energy; parametric architectural geometry; critical application of building information modelling.
You�ll be assessed on course assignments and examinations, design thesis and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Sheffield||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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