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Course summary

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 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 All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you 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. 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. Ecological architecture and creative construction practices are also explored in the Construction Ecologies module. 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.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. The modules for the 2 year full-time course are listed below as Year One and Final Year. The modules for the 3 year full-time course are listed below as Year One, Year Two and Final Year. Year Two presents an option to take a year of practical experience. The modules for the 3 year part-time course can be found on Sheffield Hallam University's website. 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. 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.


English language requirements

If the language in which the first degree was taught is not English then typically IELTS 6.5 will be required.

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

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Architecture/MArch-Architecture/Full-time/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

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

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