Taught course

Technical Architecture

Sheffield Hallam University · Built Environment

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Entry requirements

Normally you need a good 2:2 degree or above (or international equivalent degree) in architecture or architectural technology. We also welcome applications from graduates from construction, engineering and environmental undergraduate courses. Consideration is also given to those without prior university qualifications who have at least five years of relevant professional experience. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

All applications should ideally be accompanied with a digital portfolio. Please refer to the guidance notes below. Where it is difficult to provide a portfolio we will invite you to an interview to discuss your application.

You need a high level of English language competence to successfully complete the course. If you are a non-native speaker of English, you typically need IELTS 6.0 and no component (listening, reading, writing and speaking) below 5.5.

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

Portfolio guidance notes
In addition to a completed form all applicants are invited to submit a digital portfolio of university and/or professional projects to help us consider your application.

We receive applications from a wide range of applicants so expect to see a wide range of portfolios. Architectural design work is normally included but is not essential if you have not studied or worked in architecture previously. The important thing is to demonstrate your best key skills and experiences suited to this course.

A portfolio can include
• architectural design project work carried out at university or college
• selections of work from case studies and reports from academic modules in courses related to construction, environment or engineering
• projects from professional experience in the architectural or construction sector

Detailed portfolio information can include
• technical and structural drawings
• CAD, visualisation and IT skills
• involvement in real life or built projects related to construction or the environment

• Portfolios should be submitted with the application form in digital format.
• The preferred format is PDF, with overall file sizes not exceeding 30MB.
• The portfolio content should be carefully selected, edited, and in the region of 10 pages.
• The work should be titled but does not have to be explained in writing.

Months of entry


Course content

Study technical architecture at a university that has been awarded centre of excellence status by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). This course is suitable for architectural technology and architecture graduates, and those from associated built environment, engineering and design disciplines.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555