Media Unit

Fees and funding


Information for the current Home Fee rate

Information for the current Overseas Tuition Fee

If you started your Undergraduate course before 2012, you may still be on the lower fee for the MArch at Sheffield. Please contact us if you think you may be eligible for this.


International students might be eligible for considerable fee reductions or other scholarships. See the University's International Scholarships and funding calculator pages to find out if you are eligible.

Additional costs

Architecture students can expect to incur some additional costs as part of their course, however, the School aims to minimise these where possible.

We have outlined some anticipated costs and also some resources architecture students have access to as part of their tuition fees.


There are no compulsory text books to purchase for the MArch courses.

The University Library has an extensive Architecture collection, including access to journals, which is available to all students to support them in their studies.

Non-residential field trips

The MArch courses offer a range of studios which are based in different locations. There will be travel costs associated with any studios that require a site visit. However, students have the opportunity to select local studios to minimise costs whilst still producing excellent work.

The Live Projects are often given a budget to subsidise associated costs. However, there will be some travel and subsistence costs to be paid by the students as the projects are based outside the university.

Residential field trips

In each year of the MArch course students will have the option to take part in a residential field trip. These trips aim to take students to a place of inspiration relating to their studio work and are often abroad, usually in Europe.

On occasion, some studios are based in a location that requires a residential visit. This is explained during the studio choices session at the start of the year so students will have an option to choose a different studio located more locally.

Travel, accommodation and expenses on these trips are covered by the student.

Facilities and equipment


As an architecture student you will have full access to the facilities in our design studios, print unit, IT suite, workshop and media unit.


A range of equipment will be required for the MArch course, but this is defined by the individual student dependent on their chosen methods of working. As all MArch students will have undertaken an architecture degree and had experience working in architectural practice it is expected that they will have the appropriate equipment for the course.

Information Technology

Our departmental desktop computers are very high spec and are loaded with the latest software, so it is not essential that you buy a high spec laptop, if you don't already have one, but it will help.

The University system is PC based, so a PC ensures compatibility, although many students do use Macs. A lot of the software needed is available at lower cost from the University – it is better to wait until you have started the course when you can talk to the tutors, technical staff and students about the appropriate software.


During the course we anticipate that you will need a range of materials. Whilst students cover the costs of any model making and printing, the quality of the work is not assessed on how much or little is spent. All students work differently so costs incurred depend on the approach they take to the brief given.

We very much encourage students to use recycled materials in their models and presentations – not only is it sustainable, but also cost effective and potentially innovative. 

Our print unit and workshop offer a range of printing and model making materials at a significantly lower cost compared to external suppliers.

Digital Review

The School is committed to utilising innovative digital technology to help minimise the costs incurred by students on the architecture courses. The MArch courses now widely use digital review formats in combination with the traditional printed pin ups. This means students have the opportunity to show their work on large screen, ultra-high definition, touch screen TVs which substantially reduces printing costs.

Other fees

The Student Services Information Desk provides more information about continuation fees, re-examination fees, re-submission fees and writing up fees.


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