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Our students have won numerous awards and their work has attracted positive attention in the media and achieved great acclaim in the design community.

A number of graduates are now working in top UK Architecture practices. Others are pursuing successful international careers in the built environment and creative industries. The recent National Student Survey marked Sheffield postgraduate design students as among the most employable in the country, with the majority securing a design related job in their first year after graduation.

With a postqualification degree, you could move on to a senior position or further academic research and teaching.

The careers service

The University of Sheffield Careers Service run a number of schemes designed to support postgraduate students.

The Postgraduate Advantage Scheme


The Sheffield School of Architecture supports career development for our students. We’re part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and as a taught postgraduate student in our Faculty, you can apply to take part in the Postgraduate Advantage Scheme.

The scheme gives postgraduate students the chance to take part in 100 hour internships and receive a bursary to cover expenses such as living and travel arrangements. The bursary allows organisations that may not normally be able to provide paid internships to do so, including charities, community groups, social enterprises, small commercial firms and public sector organisations.

You can enhance your CV, develop your skills and gain practical work experience while you study. More information is available on the Postgraduate Advantage Scheme website.

Careers Support for Masters Students


Make it Count Leaflet

Whether you already know what to do next or are still deciding, Make it Count can help you stay focused and motivated throughout your taught postgraduate course.

We work alongside the Careers Service to provide resources, advice and opportunities to support you to make the right decisions for your future.

Graduate Profiles

To read about some of the exciting directions our Postgraduate Taught Masters Alumni have taken in their careers since they graduated with us have a look at the following profiles.

Yiye Lin, MA in Architectural Design Zhuozhang Li

Belinda Ercan

Vikram Singha, MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies
Rahil Bhayani Yarely Guadalupe Aguilar Perez

Xiang Ren

Nandini Subramanian

Anton Bashkaev

Christian Garcia