Taught course

Sustainable Architecture Studies

University of Sheffield · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment. Related subjects include: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, chartered surveying and engineering, or another subject area where you can demonstrate a clear interest in sustainable architecture

You will also need to submit your design portfolio or a related piece of writing. For 2020 entry onwards, we will require a design portfolio – we won’t able to accept a written piece.

If your degree isn’t design-based but you have a lot of professional experience we’ll consider your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop a portfolio of advanced skills and knowledge across several architectural disciplines, with a focus on sustainable architectural design.

Combining social and technical aspects of sustainable architecture, this course has an interdisciplinary approach. It will inspire and enable you to pursue innovative research and design strategies for the built environment. You will be encouraged to develop a critical stance in relation to theories of sustainable architecture.

By the end of the course, you will possess the 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 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.

Your work in the design studio is supported through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical computer work.

Assessment is by course-based assignments 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

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 114 222 0349