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MSc

Sustainable Architecture Studies

School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

Develop your knowledge of several architectural disciplines and produce a portfolio of advanced designs. You'll focus on sustainable architectural design while pursuing innovative research and design strategies for the built environment.
Sustainable architecture studies students discuss project with board

Course description

Develop a portfolio of advanced skills and knowledge across several architectural disciplines, with a focus on sustainable architectural design.

Our MSc combines the social and technical aspects of sustainable architecture. You’ll be encouraged to develop a critical stance in relation to theories of sustainable architecture.

The course will inspire and enable you to pursue innovative research and design strategies for the built environment, with the aim of transforming the built environment for a more equitable future.

By the end of the course, you’ll possess the skills to produce complex design proposals that adopt a holistic approach to design and address the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable architecture.

We’re one of the UK's top architecture schools. Our international research projects shape policy and address public and professional needs. As a Sheffield student you’ll engage with real issues affecting the built environment. You’ll be encouraged to provide social and environmental solutions to the challenges of our time.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Design Project 1
  • Sustainable Design Project 2
  • Principles of Building Physics for Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Design Thesis Project

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Advanced Simulation for Modelling Adaptive Architecture
  • Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis
  • Materials for Low Impact Building
  • Environment and Technology in Design

Teaching

Your work in the design studio is supported through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical computer work.

Assessment

Assessment is by course-based assignments and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Our built environment contributes a high percentage of carbon emissions and is one of the causes for global warming. I'm hoping to apply what I learn to influence people in the building industry to consider their impact on the environment.

Chun Yuen
MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification related to architecture, building science, engineering, construction, planning, building management or related built environment disciplines. You will also need to submit your design portfolio.

If your degree isn’t design-based but you have a lot of professional experience we’ll consider your application.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

You can apply to take part in the Postgraduate Advantage Scheme: 100-hour internships to enhance your CV and gain practical work experience during your degree. Students receive a bursary to cover expenses.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

architecture-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0349

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.