Taught course

Urban Design

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, such as architecture, landscape architecture and town planning. We’d also like to see your presentation 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


Course content

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


Core modules

  • Urban Design Project
  • Urban Design Thesis Project
  • Participation in Architecture and Urban Design
  • History and Theory of Urban Design
  • Trajectories on Urban Design Practice
  • Urban Design Tools and Methods

Optional modules

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

  • Reflections of Architectural Education
  • Critical Spatial Theory
  • Politics of Architecture and Urban Design
  • Future Climates and Architecture
  • Conservation and Regeneration Principles and Approaches
  • Spatial Practice and Development

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)114 222 0349