Taught course

Built Environment

Sheffield Hallam University · Built Environment
MPhilPhD by taught

Entry requirements

A good first degree from a UK institution (normally a first or upper second), or the overseas equivalent, to register for MPhil only or MPhil with the possibility of transfer to PhD. Only holders of a relevant masters degree, which had a substantial research training element, can apply for direct PhD registration. If English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English Language ability – IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Embark on an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work and build your own original area of expertise. You choose from a wide range of research topics from environmental architecture to real estate and write an extended 80,000 word thesis. Your studies are supported by a supervisory team, PhD seminars and training events, and you become part of our vibrant research culture.

Key points
• Build on existing academic or professional experience, with an intensive period of research.
• Cover any aspect of the built environment supervised by dedicated staff.
• Use specialist laboratories, supported by technicians and academic staff.
• Work in fully equipped architecture studios, including artificial sky for daylight testing with miniature model photography.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

PhD by taught

full time
24 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Research Support Office
0114 225 5555
0114 225 3673