School of Architecture,
Faculty of Social Sciences
The degree is currently validated by the RIBA at Part 2 and prescribed by ARB. Your study will be mainly studio-based, with design projects each year. To gain your RIBA Part 2 qualification you’ll produce at least one comprehensive design project and a dissertation.
Through our innovative Live Projects you can work with local, regional and international groups on real-life challenges. You could be building, designing urban masterplans or designing in detail.
Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at Part 2 and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
- Design 1 and 2
- Live Project 1
- Architectural Research Methods
- Environment and Technology 1
- Management and Practice 1
- Dissertation 1
- Design 3 and 4
- Live Project 2
- Design Manifesto
- Environment and Technology 2
- Management and Practice 2
- Dissertation 2
Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:
- Parametric Architectural Geometry
- Materials for Low Impact Building
- Spatial Practice and Development
- Participation in Architecture and Urban Design
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
Our design teaching is studio based with several research-led options. Programmes run by specialist staff link together lectures, studio work and research. The courses have similar structures. Each module is assessed individually by coursework. Course handbooks are available on our website with further information on modules and assessment procedures.
Each module is assessed individually by coursework.
2 years full-time
The freedom to pursue and nurture my own skills and areas of interest is something that was important to me when making my decision to study MArch at Sheffield. The course offers a well-rounded and grounded learning experience, by encouraging originality and creativity that is relevant towards current social issues. Live Projects have been one of the most enjoyable parts of the course. The connection between education and the real world has been invaluable in preparing me for my future career in architecture.
BA and MArch Architecture
You’ll need BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution, along with 9 months in practice. You should have RIBA Part 1 or equivalent.
We will ask to see your design portfolio.
If you don't have RIBA Part 1 and you're offered a place it will be your responsibility to gain Part 1. You can do this while you're here on your MArch course. Find out more about this on the ARB website.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
Find out how to apply on the School of Architecture's website:
+44 114 222 0349
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.