You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture or town planning.
Your degree doesn’t have to be design- based. If you have a lot of professional design experience we’ll consider your application.
We’d like to see your portfolio to get an idea of your design abilities.
Months of entry
This course will help you develop a distinctive design practice, underpinned by social dynamics and architectural culture.
You'll explore, challenge and inform contemporary architectural design practice through seminars, research, studio project work and field trips.
Through our live projects you can work with local, regional and international groups on real-life challenges. You could be building, designing urban masterplans or designing in detail. You will specialise in the theory and practice of design to develop the skills and knowledge to be a thoughtful, creative and original practitioner or scholar.
You can take the course as a stand-alone MA or as preparation for a PhD via our PhD by Design programme.
We are one of the UK's top architecture schools. Our teaching staff are doing world-class research, helping to make the school a leader in our field across the UK and internationally. Through our teaching and research, we explore the social, spatial and environmental implications of architecture. As a Sheffield student you will engage with real issues affecting the built environment.
Learning is through studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials, block seminars and workshops, traditional lecture modules, live projects involving real clients and real community projects.
You’ll be assessed on course assignments, design thesis and a dissertation.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 0309