Taught course


University of Sheffield · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

You’ll need BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution, along with one year in practice. You should have RIBA Part 1 or equivalent.

Core modules

  • Design 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Live Project 1 and 2
  • Architectural Research Methodologies
  • Environment and Technology 1 and 2
  • Management and Practice 1 and 2
  • Design Manifesto
  • Dissertation 1 and 2

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Reflections on Architectural Education
  • Critical Spatial Theory
  • Politics of Architecture and Urban Design
  • Future Climates and Architecture
  • Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
  • Parametric Architectural Geometry
  • Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis
  • Materials for Low Impact Buildings: Theory
  • Renewable Energy
  • Conservation and Regeneration Principles and Approaches
  • Trajectories of Urban Design Practice
  • Spatial Practice and Development
  • Participation in Architecture and Urban Design
  • History and Theory of Urban Design

Months of entry


Course content

The degree is currently validated by the RIBA at Part 2 and prescribed by ARB. Your study will be mainly studio based, with design projects each year. To gain your RIBA Part 2 qualification you’ll produce at least one comprehensive design project and a dissertation.

Through our unique 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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)114 222 0349