MSc Digital Architecture and Design
School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are one of the UK’s top architecture schools. You’ll enjoy the freedom to express yourself and develop the skills you need for your career.
About the course
Digital technologies are rapidly changing the way buildings and urban spaces are designed, constructed and inhabited. On this course you'll learn the theoretical knowledge and technical skills required to produce innovative blueprints for architecture in the digital era.
The past decade has shown rapidly growing expectations for built spaces with capacity to respond dynamically to changes such as shifts in demographics, new and emerging technology, climate change and ageing populations. These are global challenges and opportunities which demand architects and designers with the ability to creatively shape the way that buildings, landscapes and cities age and adapt over time.
This course uses theoretical and practical study to examine how digital tools and processes can be developed and applied to design built environments with capacity for change. At Sheffield, we produce postgraduates well equipped to become future leaders in this field.
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
Learning is through studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials, block seminars, workshops and traditional lecture modules. You’ll be assessed on course assignments and examinations, design thesis and a dissertation.
You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification. We welcome applicants with design experience in areas such as architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interaction design, architectural/environmental engineering, structural/material engineering, robotics.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Guidance on your design portfolio and other supporting materials.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.