Taught course

Urban Design

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Architecture
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture and town planning. We’d also like to see your portfolio.

Your degree doesn’t have to be design based. If you have a lot of professional design experience we’ll consider your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Urban design professionals are in demand. We'll help you develop design skills that relate to a broader social, environmental and economic context, so that you can link individual architectural projects with overall planning strategies.

The course is underpinned by a desire to critically examine the key urban development challenges that cities are facing today. You will take local urban areas in Sheffield as a reference for comparison with other UK and international contexts in Europe as well as in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Central to the course is a design studio project, and core modules exploring urban design theory, participatory methodologies and reflections on urban design practice.

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.

Teaching
Studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials, block seminars, workshops and traditional lecture modules.

Assessment
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 and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
architecture-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0306