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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:

  • Participate in an innovative learning experience focussing on critical design, ecological attitudes and the role of architecture in society.
  • Explore diverse, cutting-edge forms of architectural practice.
  • Develop a local and global understanding of the subject.
  • Engage in exciting projects alongside diverse communities, organisations and architects.
On this two-year course you will develop a sophisticated and progressive approach to architectural design. Teaching and design projects are centred on a set of priorities that include social and ethical architectural practice, user and community participation, environmental sustainability, ecological forms of construction, and innovative and alternative models of architectural practice. The course promotes and delivers excellence in building and urban design, and explores architecture as a complex, interdisciplinary and dynamic ecology. You’ll graduate not only with a Part 2 architecture qualification, but with a rigorously developed and creatively explored position within the discipline. There is the option of taking a year of practical experience between year one and year two. How you learn: On this course, you'll experience creative studio teaching culture, and develop critical skills for future career in architecture. We use our extensive local, national and international networks of architects to inspire and inform your work — allowing you to explore the subject in all its diversity. The course provides a friendly, supportive and yet challenging experience, to which your own input and expertise is essential. Based around principles of collaboration, the course has three main agendas: The Praxis of Architecture, Social and Political Design, and Ecological Architecture. You learn through
  • design portfolio
  • lectures
  • workshop sessions
  • coursework
  • exhibitions
  • essays and reports
  • field trips and practice visits
Applied learning - Work and Study The 2 year route follows the traditional Part 2 format and enables students to build a strong M.Arch culture in the school of architecture. The shared Praxis of Architecture strand ensures that students on this route benefit from discussions, visits, reviews and other engagement with a range of established architects and practices. In Year 4, students undertake Studio 4 Extended for the year, a design studio based in Sheffield which explores a different theme each year, and introduces some of the working approaches of the course, such as mapping, field notes, scenarios, and experimental design processes. Studio 4 Extended is supported by two modules on The Praxis of Architecture: 1 Theory and Recent History, and 2 Expanding Practice. In Praxis 3 Developing your Agenda for Practice, students reflect on experience of architectural practice to date and your future aspirations and plans, and in Critical Study Extended, students are able to develop an advanced piece of postgraduate research. Live projects All of the design modules are embedded in existing communities, in the UK or abroad, and your design project will engage directly with these conditions before exploring creative future scenarios and architectural strategies and interventions. You will work with a range of actors including local community members, architects and other design professionals, artists and local authorities. Networking opportunities The school's national and international network of allows you many opportunities to network with students, academics and practicing architects. The Praxis trip to London provides the opportunity to visit a range of leading, innovative, architectural practices.

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. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Construction Ecologies Design Studio 4A (Extended) The Praxis Of Architecture 1: Theory And Recent History The Praxis Of Architecture 2: Expanding Practice Year 2 - Compulsory modules Postgraduate Placement Final year - Compulsory modules Critical Study (Extended) Design Studio 6 Integrated Practice The Praxis Of Architecture 3: Developing Your Agenda For Practice

Assessment method

Coursework


Entry requirements

Typically an Honours degree in Architecture, 2:2 or above, with RIBA Part 1 validation and ARB prescription, or Equivalent European qualifications, satisfying the EU Architects Directive 85/384/EEC. In addition to the above, in all cases, suitability for entry will be judged by panel interview with presentation of design portfolio of academic work and where relevant, practice based work. International or non-EU applicants will need to have a qualification from one of the RIBA Validated International Schools. A high level of English language competence will be required to complete the award successfully. If the language in which the first degree was taught is not English then typically IELTS 6.5 will be required. For entry onto the 2 year route of the course typically students would have had some experience of architectural practice, normally 6-12 months, but we are able to consider applications from students without practical experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £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 fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/2023 are £9,250 per year, for 2 years. If a placement is undertaken this will cost an additional £250. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year, for 2 years. If a placement is undertaken this will cost an additional £250. International students may apply for a Tier 4 visa for this course. Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Architecture (2 years) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS