Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Course Academic qualifications and experience
Additional requirements English language requirements*
MSc in Digital Architecture and Design

A first undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) or other equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment.

Related subjects include: Architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interaction design, architectural/environmental engineering, structural/material engineering, robotics

Design portfolio

IELTS (or an equivalent) with a score of 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0).
MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies

A first undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) or other equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment.

Related subjects include: Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, chartered surveying and engineering, or another subject area where applicants can demonstrate a clear interest in sustainable architecture.

Individuals with substantial professional experience in architecture, interior design, landscape design, town planning, surveying and construction will also be considered.

Design portfolio or written piece*

*For 2020 entry onwards, we will require a design portfolio and will not be able to accept a written piece.

IELTS (or an equivalent) with a score of 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0).
MA in Urban Design

A first undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) or other equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment.

Related subjects include: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, service design or any other discipline that has a demonstrable relationship to some aspect of spatial design and/or research.

We also welcome applications from individuals without a degree in these areas, but with significant practical experience in a design-related field or with significant experience of visual methods in urban research. Applicants in this instance are judged on the relevance of previous work experience, and on their design or research work.

Design portfolio

IELTS (or an equivalent) with a score of 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0).
MA in Architectural Design

A first undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) or other equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment.

Related subjects include: Design, architecture, art, computing, engineering, social sciences and education or any other discipline that has a demonstrable relationship to some aspect of architectural design and/or research.

We also welcome applications from individuals without a degree in these areas, but with significant practical experience in a design-related field or with significant experience of research. Applicants in this instance are judged on the relevance of previous work experience, and on their art, design or research work. We expect some expertise in technologies used to conduct and present research. If you intend to produce practice as research we require skills in the equipment used to produce design work (IT and/or manufacture workshop skills).

Design portfolio

IELTS (or an equivalent) with a score of 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0).

International students

Further information on entry requirements for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not gained previous academic qualifications with English as the main language you are normally expected to have a qualification such as IELTS (or an equivalent).

Studying in Sheffield for your English language qualification

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

  • How to apply
  • Design portfolios
  • Personal statements and other supporting documents
  • Fees
  • Funding
  • Scholarships

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