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Entry Requirements

The Sheffield School of Architecture is widely renowned as an excellent place to continue your architectural education. Here you will find all the information you need about our entry requirements for each of our MArch Programmes. You can find guidance on the application process and how you can strengthen your chance of selection on our applying and fees pages.

Course Academic qualifications Additional requirements English language requirements (if English is not your first language)

MArch Architecture

Upper second or first class degree in architecture.

Exemption from RIBA Part 1 (or an EU equivalent).

If you do not have RIBA Part 1 and are offered a place it will be your responsibility to gain Part 1. You can do this whilst you are here on your MArch course. More information on this is available on the ARB website.

Design Portfolio

You are required to have undertaken 9 months or more practical work experience in the field of Architecture by the start date of the course. We may consider less in exceptional circumstances and it is best to contact us to discuss this before you apply.

IELTS score of 6.5  or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or an equivalent qualification.

MArch Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Upper second or first class degree in in architecture and landscape architecture.

Exemption from RIBA Part 1 and LI Part 1 (or an EU equivalent).

Design Portfolio

You are required to have undertaken 9 months or more practical work experience in the field of Architecture by the start date of the course. We may consider less in exceptional circumstances and it is best to contact us to discuss this before you apply.

IELTS score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or an equivalent qualification.

MArch Architecture: Collaborative Practice

Upper second or first class degree in architecture.

Exemption from RIBA Part 1 (or an EU equivalent).

If you do not have RIBA Part 1 and are offered a place it will be your responsibility to gain Part 1. You can do this whilst you are here on your MArch course. More information on this is available on the ARB website.

Design Portfolio

You are required to have undertaken 9 months or more practical work experience in the field of Architecture by the start date of the course. We may consider less in exceptional circumstances and it is best to contact us to discuss this before you apply.

See course page for information on Partner Practices and your eligibility for this programme.

IELTS score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or an equivalent qualification.

Information for international students

Only candidates who have a previous qualification in architecture can be considered for admission to this professionally validated course.

Candidates from overseas schools of architecture that are recognised by the RIBA, should note that you will still need to have your Part 1 confirmed by ARB (Architect's Registration Board) if you intend to work in the UK after completing your MArch and gain your Part 3.

International candidates from outside of the European Union who have studied at a school of architecture that is not recognised by the RIBA must apply directly to the ARB to take Part 1 as an external candidate. You can find more details about this by visiting the ARB site.

If your previous qualification was not from a majority native English speaking country, the English requirement for overseas students wishing to be admitted to this course is normally a qualification such as IELTS with a score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or an equivalent qualification). See the English language guidance website.

Please visit the Applying and Fees pages for further information about:

  • How to apply
  • The applications process
  • Design portfolios
  • Personal statements
  • Interviews
  • Further advice
  • Fees