Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information Course summary Position yourself at the forefront of environmental building design and creative thinking Hone your design, drawing and modelling skills in in state-of-the-art design studios Work on real-world projects across diverse landscapes and architectural challenges Take on placement opportunities to gain real-world experience with UK-leading architectural practices Join a forward-thinking community of architects who are socially aware, environmentally focused and digitally prepared With an emphasis on applied learning, this BArch Architecture course will help you develop your potential and achieve your goals, so you can shape the future of architecture. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Our academics bring a wealth of professional experience, cutting-edge knowledge and research into our studios. We also have a great team of visiting lecturers from some of the UK’s prestigious architectural practices. In our workshop spaces you’ll have support from specialist technicians. Here you’ll have access to a range of design software, modelling equipment and digital fabrication machines. You learn through: Small group seminars Studio design tutorials Lectures Workshop practicals Coursework Design portfolio assessments Physical model assessments Illustrated reports Essays Placement opportunities Verbal presentations To support your transition into higher education, our Introduction to Architecture module is seen as an extended induction to the course. Immerse yourself in the captivating context of architecture's culture, history, and theories – to inspire your own design projects. You’ll develop practical and technical skills – including proficiency in a range of modelling software, from Computer Aided Design (CAD) to Building Information Modelling (BIM). These tools enable you to explore designs and create data-rich environments, enhancing your capabilities as an architect. You’ll engage in team-based projects within the design studio environment, with an opportunity to work across disciplines in an innovative collaborative project module. You’ll also work with real clients on design projects, allowing you to hone your practical skills and make tangible contributions to the world. Applied learning Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed. Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. You’ll apply a wide range of practical abilities and knowledge to real-world situations, developing independent and creative decision-making skills. *Live projects * You’ll apply your knowledge, skills and research in studio design projects, with increasing challenges from year to year. You’ll creatively engage with diverse scenarios, contexts, clients and live project briefs. Communication and collaboration are fundamental to both studio learning and architectural practice. You’ll cultivate ethical approaches to architectural practice through research, history and theory modules – exploring social and political issues across a range of design projects. You’ll gain a strong repertoire of skills using industry-standard digital software – from CAD to digital modelling, environmental simulation and graphic presentation.


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page. Year 1 Compulsory modules Environmental Architecture Design Project 1: People, Space And Place Environmental Architecture Design Project 2: Dwelling And Climate Histories And Theories Of Architecture 1 Introduction To Architecture Year 2 Compulsory modules Collaborative Project Environmental Architecture Design Project 3: Community And Place Environmental Architecture Design Project 4: City Histories And Theories Of Architecture 2 Year 3 Compulsory modules Environmental Architecture Design Project 5: Landscape Environmental Architecture Design Project 6: Civic Histories And Theories Of Architecture 3 Professional Practice With Short Placement

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


All applicants who are made a conditional or unconditional offer at the application stage will be invited to a course discussion with a member of our architecture staff. You will have the option of an online discussion or on campus discussion. 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.


We make you a lower offer after reviewing your portfolio at a selection event. International applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio after we receive your application. It must contain no more than 10 pages and must not exceed 3MB in overall size. You must rely on your creativity and graphic judgement. You can present more than one piece on each portfolio page. Some international applicants will also be invited for an online interview.


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

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

Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS