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 each 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

As part of the design studio students have the option to take part in a residential field trip to a location which links to the studio work. Students cover the costs of their participation in the field trip.



As an architecture student you will have full access to the facilities in our design studios, 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 a range of 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.


Model making

Whilst students cover the costs of any models produced, 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 workshop and print unit offer a range of model making materials at a lower cost to architecture students.


Our Print Unit offers a full range of printing services at a lower rate to commercial printing. Students would need to cover the cost of printing for a range of purposes and submissions. As a School we are looking towards innovation in digital technology and some student work is submitted digitally as well as physically.

Other fees

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