|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture or town planning
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
A relevant portfolio is required.
This studio-based course will help you develop your own distinctive design practice.
You’ll explore design processes and methodologies and there are opportunities to work on real-life projects with local and regional groups.
It’s a challenging mix of design projects, seminars, research and fieldwork. Design theory and practice are compulsory. Through our pioneering Live Project initiative, you’ll work on a real project for a real client such as a community group, a charity or a regional authority.
We want you to explore the subject, question accepted wisdom and contribute new ideas.
You can take this course as a stand-alone MA or as preparation for a PhD via our PhD by Design programme.
Special Design 1 ‘Live Project’
Design Project 1 and 2
Reflections on Architectural Design
Thesis Design Project
Route A – Research by Design (Theory) Critical Spatial Theory
Route B – Research by Design (Practice) Theory and Research in Design, Environment and Technology in Design
Reflections on Architectural Education
Conservation and Regeneration Principles and Approaches
Conservation and Regeneration Traditional Materials and Techniques
Conservation and Regeneration Policy and Law
Participation in Urban Design and Architecture
History and Theory of Urban Design
Reflection on Urban Design Practice
Principles of Building Physics for Sustainable Design
Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
Parametric Architectural Geometry
Critical Application of Building Information Modelling
Studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials
Block seminars and workshops
Traditional lecture modulesLive projects involving real clients and real community projects