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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Study a pioneering course in the field of sustainable architecture and design.
  • Realise your creative potential to evolve environmental and sustainable architecture for the 21st Century.
  • Explore social and political issues of architecture through design projects set within a broad range of rural and urban contexts.
  • Study the culture, history and theory of architecture to inform your design projects.
  • Learn digital modelling and CAD to the most up-to-date industry standards.
On this course, you'll join a highly-regarded and successful department, developing a range of practical and technical skills. You'll learn to think creatively and communicate effectively on a range of exciting projects — preparing you for your future career. How you learn: Design projects are the core of the course, and a significant part of teaching takes part in the design studio. You will learn to conceptualise, analyse and develop your creative imagination, applying this to design problems which increase in complexity throughout the course. Design projects simulate the real-world skills used in architectural practice. Year 1 has a small-scale and domestic focus with an emphasis on environmental principles and three-dimensional investigation through making and drawing. Year 2 has a larger urban scale and international focus and is designed to expand knowledge, imagination, confidence and skills. The year is centred on a European field trip. Year 3 has a strong social and environmental focus with design projects located in the UK. You learn through:
  • weekly studio-based design tutorials
  • lectures and seminars
  • practical workshops
  • field trips within the UK and Europe
  • digital classes
  • visits to important architecture and places
  • visits to current architectural practices
  • lectures and talks from practicing architects
  • specialist consultants from industry
Applied learning - Project-based learning The course seeks to train architects who care about people and the environment, and who appreciate how architecture can have a positive impact on society. Modules in the history and theory of architecture look deep into social and cultural issues, and help to explain how architecture is connected to them. Design projects then apply this knowledge and understanding. A range of software is used for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), which together allow exploration of the design and the creation of a data-rich environment. Environmental emphasis The curriculum specialises in environmental design and introduces fundamental knowledge of environmental science and low-energy design across all three years. We use software that allows the environmental quality and energy performance of buildings to be simulated and tested — this is then used to inform studio design projects. Environmental simulation tools are also used to test 3D proposals in a variety of ways. Field trips Field study trips within the UK and Europe broaden your understanding of architecture within contemporary contexts, and prepare you for a variety of scenarios which you will find in practice. Extracurricular activities, organised with our active architecture student society (SHarc), include hands-on workshops and a guest lecture series where students invite practitioners to discuss current issues and concerns. Networking opportunities We have strong connections with regional and national practices, which allow for excellent employment opportunities. This is aided by industry employer events, such as our end of year exhibition preview, and is aided further by a dedicated employability team.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Architectural Design Studio 1 Architecture Studio One Communication Cultural Context 1 Environment And Technology 1 Year 2 - Compulsory modules Architecture Studio 2 Construction Technology Cultural Context 2 Environment And Technology 2 Final year - Compulsory modules Architecture Studio 3A Architecture Studio 3B Cultural Context 3 Environment And Technology 3 Professional Practice

Assessment method

Coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architects Royal Institute of British
  • Architects Registration Board

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K100
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are welcome. We follow a flexible and inclusive process when making offers. At the initial stage of making your application you will receive one of the following decisions. Conditional offer you must meet specific conditions, which may be academic and/or non-academic conditions before you can be accepted on the course. If the conditions are met, the offer becomes unconditional. Unconditional offer this is made when you have met the specific conditions we've asked for. Unsuccessful we are not able to offer you a place on the course. We do not feel that you have demonstrated the necessary skills or experience to be successful at this time; however this does not prevent you from applying in future, should you undertake further study or develop your skills and experience. For individual feedback on the decision you can contact [email protected] Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/architecture/bsc-honours-architecture/full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

You will be sent a selection of up to date course information with the invite to attend a course discussion. If you received a conditional offer, you should prepare a portfolio of work for the discussion. Your portfolio should demonstrate your creative potential. It should demonstrate your imagination, originality and enthusiasm and show you to be someone with a good range of skills in graphic communication and may contain sketching, drawing, painting, photography, 3d work. Attendance at the course discussion is fully optional, but it does provide you with the chance to receive a reduced UCAS point offer The discussion is an opportunity for you to find out more about the course and for us to get to know you as an individual.

Other

We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2023 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/architecture/bsc-honours-architecture/full-time/2022

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/architecture/bsc-honours-architecture/full-time/2022


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
79%
Student satisfaction
73%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
96%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS