Taught course

Sustainable Architecture Studies

University of Sheffield · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a subject related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning.

You should also provide a portfolio which includes a custom assignment. Here's what to include with your application.

We will also consider your application if your degree is not design based but you have considerable professional design experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop a technical approach underpinned by social responsibility, carbon literacy and climate justice in environmental design. You'll study in a studio and have the opportunity to work on real-life projects with local and regional groups.

Course description

Our MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies has been giving students and practitioners the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a real difference in the world for over 30 years. We have a community of students, staff and alumni with the aim to inspire and educate each other, to enable us all to make informed choices in our work and in our lives.

This course will encourage you to develop a critical stance in your work and thinking. It is designed to enable you to pursue a well balanced, innovative, technical, research based approach to environmental design, so you will be able to develop informed strategies and solutions.

Aligned with the school’s ethos of social responsibility, as a Sheffield student, you will be involved in ‘live projects’. This is where you will engage with real clients and real issues affecting the challenges of climate change and the built environment today. Using the knowledge gained from the taught modules you will strengthen your understanding and your ability to disseminate information in a real life situation.

By the end of the course, you’ll possess the knowledge and skills to produce complex design proposals that adopt a holistic approach to design and address the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable architecture.

We’re one of the UK's top architecture schools. Our international research projects shape policy and address public and professional needs.

During your research thesis you will have the opportunity to learn with the supervision of top researchers in their specialist areas. With a shared desire to learn and develop their skills our students come from all over the world to study at Sheffield and we welcome students from a number of built environment related disciplines.

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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

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

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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