MArch Architecture

School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

We are one of the UK’s top architecture schools. You’ll enjoy the freedom to express yourself and develop the skills you need for your career.

Our built environment contributes a high percentage of carbon emissions and is one of the causes for global warming. I'm hoping to apply what I learn to influence people in the building industry to consider their impact on the environment.

Chun Yuen, postgraduate student in School of Architecture

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

We believe people and communities should be part of the design process. This ethos makes our MArch one of the most innovative and influential in the UK.

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.

The design teaching is studio based with several research-led options. Programmes run by specialist staff link together lectures, studio work and research.

Providing professional accreditation as an architect, the degree is currently validated by the RIBA at Part 2 and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (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.

Postgraduate student from the School of Architecture

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

Optional modules

  • Reflections on Architectural Education
  • Analysing Urban Context (Sheffield 1900)
  • Interactive Urban Visualisation Modelling
  • Critical Spatial Theory
  • Parametric Architectural Geometry
  • Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis

Teaching

Our design teaching is studio-based with several research-led options. Programmes run by specialist staff link together:

  • Lectures
  • Studio work
  • Research

Assessment

Each module is assessed individually, either by:

  • Formal written exam or
  • Coursework

Course duration

2 years full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

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.

Postgraduate student from the School of Architecture

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

Teaching and assessment

Our design teaching is studio based with several research-led options. Programmes run by specialist staff link together lectures, studio work and research.

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

Course duration

2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need 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.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Dr Cristina Cerulli

One of the great satisfactions of my work comes from working with our students, whom I see as collaborators/co-researchers. Generally, though, it’s the idea of creating something, be it a module, a piece of research or an architectural project, that might transform, however slightly, the status quo towards something more ethical, just and sustainable.

Dr Cristina Cerulli, MArch and MA Urban Design tutor

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You can apply using the School of Architecture's online form.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: ssoa@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 0306/0309

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.