Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code KK13
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Landscape Architecture Architecture

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School of Architecture

1st in the UK for Architecture
The Guardian University Guide 2019

3rd in the UK for Architecture
Times good University Guide 2018

Course description

This three year honours dual degree provides you with a unique opportunity to become a leading urban designer of the future. The programme leads to qualifications in both disciplines, making for highly employable graduates with truly holistic and critical awareness of the built environment.

The course takes advantage of the close relationship between two of the country's leading architecture and landscape architecture courses.

Lectures are delivered by staff from both departments at the forefront of their field, ensuring that a rich, diverse and current knowledge base is delivered. This knowledge is then used to support studio teaching where it is tested and developed through a variety of studio-based design projects.

The course framework offers modules from architecture and landscape and specialist, course-specific modules that address the principle aim of the course: the integration of architecture and landscape design. In the first year projects might include developing proposals for a small building in a public landscape. By the third year the brief for the building and its environment will be more complex and may focus on a substantial piece of urban design.

The course is accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and gives exemption from RIBA and LI Part 1, making it the only such course in the UK.

The professional environment is keen to employ graduates from the course because of their unique dual educational experience. The course has run for over a decade and produces highly skilled alumni working at some leading UK and globally-significant practices.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA with at least one acceptable subject
International Baccalaureate 36
BTEC D*DD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAAAB + A
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • At least one of your three A Levels should be in acceptable subjects
    Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects
  • Relevant BTEC subjects are Applied Science, Art and Design, Business, Construction and the Built Environment, Engineering and IT
  • Portfolio and GCSE Maths grade 4 or grade C
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing, 6.0 in Listening and 6.0 in Speaking, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on School of Architecture website

Department of Landscape Architecture website

First year

Core modules:

Introductory Environmental Design Studio
Architectural Design (Landscape) 2
Environment and Technology 1
Environment and Technology 2
Humanities 1
Humanities 2
Landscape Design Studio Project
Landscape Processes
What is Landscape Architecture?

Second year

Core modules:

Architectural Design (Landscape ) 3
Architectural Design (Landscape) 4
Urban Ecological Design and Planting
Cultural Studies - urban landscape
Environment and Technology 3
Humanities 4
Materials of Landscape - Construction Design

Third year

Core modules:

Architectural Design (Landscape) 5
Architectural Design 6
Advanced Planting Design
Environment and Technology 5
Humanities 5
Integrated Design Project 2
Landscape Construction Design
Site Planning for Housing

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.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 39%
Independent study 61%
Placement 0%

Exams/tests 7%
Coursework 92%
Practical 1%

School of Architecture

The Arts Tower

- 3rd in the UK for Architecture (The Times Good University Guide 2018)
- 4th in the UK for Architecture (The Guardian University Guide 2018)

Come to Sheffield and join some of the best architecture students in the UK - they win prizes in national and international competitions. Our students have been successful at the RIBA Yorkshire Awards and Global Architecture Graduate Award; they've been named as 'Ones to Watch' by the Design Council and won RIBA President's Medals. Our teaching staff are doing world-class research, helping to make the school a leader in our field across the UK and internationally.

We believe in architecture that makes a difference and know that it has the potential to improve the lives of those who inhabit and use it. Through our internationally acclaimed teaching and research, we explore the social, spatial and environmental implications of architecture. As a Sheffield student, you will engage with real issues affecting the built environment.

We encourage you to explore ideas and collaborate with other students. Through group tutorials and peer review you'll learn how to express your opinions, and value the opinions of others. Sheffield has a strong studio culture. It's the perfect place to develop your personality as a designer.

School of Architecture website

Department of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is about the design, planning and management of places that benefit people and nature. Landscape architects create spaces between buildings that are both inspirational and functional. If you have a flair for creativity and a passion for improving the environment and people's lives, then landscape architecture could be for you.

You'll learn from experts who are involved in some of the most exciting landscape design work in the world today.

Sheffield is a dynamic city and an ideal place in which to study landscape architecture. Its changing face has been shaped by department-led initiatives like Grey to Green and Love Square, which give students the chance to be involved with live projects and see the difference landscape architecture can make. Sheffield combines the urban with awe-inspiring views of the neighbouring Peak District, making it a rich learning and research environment.

We believe that landscape architecture is best learned outdoors, so field trips and site visits are an essential component of your learning and an integral part of many modules. Plant and tree walks will improve your botanical knowledge, while history lectures will take place in the grounds of some of the most significant landscapes in the UK. Third year students embark on an international trip - most recently to Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Vienna - the cost of which is included in your course fee.

Department of Landscape Architecture website

What our graduates do

Most of our core architecture graduates go into architectural practice for a year or two, before returning to do a two-year MArch in Architecture course either at Sheffield or another school. Our graduates also pursue careers in the built environment or move on to a specialist masters course.

Employers include ARUP, Building Design Partnership, Haworth-Tompkins Architects, Fielden Clegg Bradley, Grimshaw Architects, Hawkins Brown and Penoyre & Prasad.

Graduates on our Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies degree course are well prepared for a career in the built environment in roles such as: built environment consultant, government and local authority advisor, creative and strategic policy maker, architectural critic and journalist, and arts and heritage manager.

Student profile

"The lecturers and tutors are really helpful in terms of getting your ideas on paper...They push you to develop your ideas instead of their ideas."

Alexandros Achniotis
Architecture and Landscape

After you've applied, we'll ask you to submit a portfolio of your own artwork. We'll be looking for observation skills, criticality, invention and representation. The portfolio should consist of ten reproductions of art or design work. You'll receive full details of the requirements, format, submission and assessment criteria after we've received your application. If your portfolio is of a really high standard, we may make you a lower grade offer. Generally we don't ask candidates to attend an interview. However, if you're a mature student or if you don't have conventional academic qualifications, we may invite you to an interview.

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