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Study technical architecture at a university that has been awarded centre of excellence status by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). Read more
Study technical architecture at a university that has been awarded centre of excellence status by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). This course is suitable for architectural technology and architecture graduates, and those from associated built environment, engineering and design disciplines.

The MSc Technical Architecture provides advanced level study in contemporary technical, environmental and professional issues for architecture. You work on design-led projects focusing on the creative and technical consideration of architecture, and carry out a range of applied projects to develop professional skills. Core modules provide key knowledge and skills, which are then applied to design projects. Lectures and projects look at emerging theory and practice in architectural design, technology and construction for new and existing buildings within the UK and global contexts.

All modules address contemporary issues in architecture. There is a focus on environmental and sustainable design and how they are achieved through inventive thinking, creative technical design, scientific understanding and computer aided predictive modelling. You learn to use design software including REVIT, ArchiCad and Ecotect. The course assessments are flexible so you develop your own areas of interest and expertise. Projects can be located in your home country, either in the UK or internationally, or you can explore alternative locations.

The part-time route enables you to work and study at the same time, and you can link your projects to your practice.
In the final stage of the course you produce an original and significant piece of research-led design in the major project module, supported by a research module. This is usually in a subject relevant to your area of architectural interest, technical specialism or practice. You use these concluding modules to identify and develop critical expertise for your chosen career. The course has a strong professional focus. A key feature is an international field trip as part of the interdisciplinary practice module, which you study alongside students in associated professions such as planning, regeneration, real estate and surveying. Other professional modules allow you to work as a consultant to a real client or to study new or alternative forms of computer aided design.

The course is versatile in its teaching approaches and provides educational and professional development opportunities for a range of applicant profiles. These include UK and international students with architecture, construction or environment related degree qualifications and mature applicants with a proven track record in practice.

You are taught by an expert team of staff that includes experienced architectural, digital and environmental practitioners and academics. We also have teaching links with leading consulting engineers such as ARUP and Price and Myers.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-technical-architecture

Professional recognition

This programme has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) as meeting established standards in terms of course content and qualifies the holder for associate membership of the institute (ACIAT).
CIAT recognises Sheffield Hallam University as an accredited Centre of Excellence for learning and teaching in architectural technology.

Course structure

Full time – 1 year, typically two days a week
Part time – typically 2 years, one day a week
Starts September

Core modules
-Concepts and design in technical architecture (30 credits)
-Environmental theory and practice for technical architecture (30 credits)
-Fundamentals of building information modelling (15 credits)
-Applied research methods (15 credits)
-Major project (45 credits)

Option modules
Three optional modules can be selected from:
-Interdisciplinary practice (15 credits)
-Contemporary digital practice in architecture (15 credits)
-Consultancy project (15 credits)
-Historic environments and design (15 credits)
-Academic and professional portfolio (15 credits)

Assessment: design projects, technical and environmental studies, digital modelling, essays, report writing, group projects, presentations, research reports, dissertation or major design project.

Other admission requirements

You need a high level of English language competence to successfully complete the course. If you are a non-native speaker of English, you typically need IELTS 6.0 and no component (listening, reading, writing and speaking) below 5.5. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Develop an innovative approach to planning grounded in theory and lively academic debate, and focused on the skills and competencies required for employment in the area. Read more
Develop an innovative approach to planning grounded in theory and lively academic debate, and focused on the skills and competencies required for employment in the area.

You base your studies on real life issues and case studies and the course allows you to develop your own interests and specialist areas of study. The course provides you with key knowledge and skills for a planning or planning-related career.

It covers topics and issues such as:
-Planning theory, principles and practice.
-Planning policy and policy evaluation.
-The English and wider approaches to planning.
-Planning law.
-Economic development.
-The development process and viability appraisal.
-Climate change and environmental issues and protection.
-Design issues including urban design and sustainable design.
-Social equity and cohesion.
-Professional management skills including presentation and project management.

The course has been running for over 25 years attracting students from a range of backgrounds including:
-Graduates from a range of subjects such as geography, arts, social sciences and design looking for a professional qualification.
-Practitioners in planning and the wider built environment field who are looking to develop their career.
-People looking for a change of career direction.
-International students from Europe, America and beyond.

For more information, see website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-urban-planning

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Course structure

Full time – 1 year minimum, two days per week.
Part time – 2 years minimum, one day per week.
Plus occasional block study days and an optional one week European field trip.
Starts September.

Core modules
-Planning theory and context
-Applied research methods
-Policy for space and place.
-Sustainable city ecologies
-Environment and infrastructure
-Planning and development process
-Housing and economic development
-Major project or dissertation

Optional modules
Choose one option module from:
-Comparative European planning
-Consultancy project

Assessment: coursework and practice focused assignments.

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A research degree is essentially a period of intensive, supervised, research work in your chosen area. It builds on your previous academic or professional experience. Read more
A research degree is essentially a period of intensive, supervised, research work in your chosen area. It builds on your previous academic or professional experience. We value and support our students who are a vital contribution to the intellectual life of the University.

The programme is based on your individual requirements. You can also design it around your employer’s requirements or research and development programmes.

Your research can cover any aspect of the built environment in a UK or international context. Dedicated supervisors, associated with UK and international research, provide support.

Research areas include:
-Architecture and building science.
-Building surveying.
-Construction and project management.
-Surveying, property appraisal and real estate.
-Environmental sustainability.

Research and learning modules also support your study. We have an established research track record, attracting over £400,000 funding each year from research councils and industry. Our £3.5 million investment means we can offer some of the best specialist computing and laboratory facilities in the UK.

Our facilities aid the effective teaching of our built environment courses. They create a successful environment for research activities and allow us to provide invaluable services to business. There are specialist laboratories for research and study, supported by technicians and academic staff. We also have seven computer suites running specialist software.

Our architecture studios are fitted with drawing boards and networked PCs with AutoCAD software. We also have an artificial sky for daylight testing with miniature model photography.

This degree is hosted within the Faculty of Development and Society Graduate School. The Graduate School website provides a communication hub for students and staff engaged in research, information about our research work, and useful contact information.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mphilphd-built-environment

Course structure

Note: this course can be developed into a PhD. For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mphilphd-built-environment

Full time – MPhil typically 2 years, PhD (including 1 year of MPhil registration) typically 3 years, PhD direct typically 2 years. You study for at least 35 hours a week on average.
Part time – MPhil typically 2 years, PhD (including 2 years of MPhil registration) typically 7 years. You study at least 15 hours a week on average.
Starts October or January.

Course design
The research programme is based on your individual requirements. You can also design it around your employer’s requirements or research and development programmes.

Assessment: research programme submitted for approval by the University's Research Degrees Committee, report and oral presentation for the confirmation of PhD stage, submission of thesis and viva.

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For graduates from unrelated disciplines, this fast-track course allows you to qualify as a chartered surveyor. Your studies have a hands-on focus, responding to real professional briefs and working with other students. Read more
For graduates from unrelated disciplines, this fast-track course allows you to qualify as a chartered surveyor. Your studies have a hands-on focus, responding to real professional briefs and working with other students. Suitable for UK and overseas students, the course’s reputation means many international surveying firms recruit students for roles spanning the globe.

This is a fast track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become chartered surveyors. The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in commercial property and the real estate profession.

Real estate operates in a dynamic and complex environment and draws on a diverse range of skills. This course gives you the technical, commercial and personal skills to prepare you for a successful career as a chartered surveyor.

This course is suitable for both UK and international students. Many international surveying firms recruit our graduates who pursue careers globally. It has been designed to ensure that you are well equipped to progress your career irrespective of where in the world your career may lead you.

The course includes practical, client-focused property projects. These involve you completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study: property law, economics, planning, land development, construction, investment and finance, valuation, corporate real estate and portfolio management.

You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with an emphasis on the latest thinking from the real estate sector. One of the modules is an international project which currently takes place in Shanghai with assistance from international surveying firms.

Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. The course is also fully supported by online resources. You work alongside students studying related subjects by participating in an interdisciplinary development project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a real estate surveyor interacts with those roles and develops the skills and knowledge essential to an effective professional practitioner.

You can also benefit from our interactive netcommunity especially formed to support current and past real estate students to network with each other. We welcome the continuing involvement of our graduates with this course, from participation at employers' fairs through to advising students during integrated projects.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-real-estate

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Course structure

Full time – 1 year
Part time – typically 2 years
Starts September

Core modules
-Economics and market context
-Law and professional context
-Valuation
-Evaluating building condition
-Corporate real estate asset management
-Development and property appraisal
-Applied research methods and dissertation

Assessment: by individual course work, group projects and examinations.

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This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become chartered building surveyors. Read more
This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become chartered building surveyors. The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in residential and commercial building surveying, property management or building control.

Building surveying is an expanding professional discipline involved with new development and the inspection, maintenance and refurbishment of existing buildings. The course includes practical laboratory and project work to improve your career prospects in the public and commercial sectors throughout the UK and overseas.

The course includes practical, client-focused property projects. These involve you completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study: property law, economics, planning, land development, construction and refurbishment, building regulations and controls, building technology, surveying techniques.

On of our key teaching resources is a University-owned Georgian terraced house. This is used for practical teaching sessions both in pathology and structural principles. This property has been adapted to open up its structure for inspection purposes. Industry professionals also use this resource for training purposes with the support of our teaching staff.

You also have the opportunity to use the latest high-tech non-destructive testing equipment including flexible endoscopes, borescopes and thermal imaging cameras for detecting heat loss – all of which you can use in practical projects or your dissertation.

You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. One of the modules is an international project which has taken place in Shanghai with assistance from international surveying firms.

The majority of teaching takes place within a newly refurbished, dedicated buildings at our City Campus. The course is fully supported by online resources that allow students to learn flexibly in addition to face-to-face teaching.

This course is designed to be adapted and updated, so that you are as fully prepared as possible for a successful career ahead. The postgraduate construction, building and surveying courses were first established with the MSc Property Appraisal and Management in 1991. Many of our former students are now in senior positions throughout the profession.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-building-surveying

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Course structure

Full time – 1 year.
Part time – 2 years.
Start date – September.

Core modules
-Economics and market context
-Law and professional context
-Evaluating building condition
-Building surveying legal and commercial studies
-Sustainable development and refurbishment
-Sustainable building technology
-Applied research methods and dissertation

MSc
-Dissertation

Assessment: coursework, exams.

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This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from an unrelated disciplines who want to become a construction project manager and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and/or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Read more
This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from an unrelated disciplines who want to become a construction project manager and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and/or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in construction project management. If you have a degree in a related area, you should apply for the MSc Project Management.

Construction project management is a global, professional role. It can involve some of the largest and most prestigious international construction projects, such as building for the 2012 Olympics in London. The construction project manager plays crucial central position in the co-ordination of the different resources of consultants, labour, finance and materials to fit the client's requirements. Communication and strong interpersonal skills are vital to the role.

You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. One of the modules is an international project which currently takes place in Shanghai with assistance from international surveying firms.

The international project provides you with an opportunity to gain experience of the project management of a real site and reflects the challenges associated with working on a real live project for a client. You work with local practitioners and other experts benefiting from insights from professionals working in that location.

You work alongside students studying related subjects by taking part in an interdisciplinary project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a construction project manager interacts with those roles and develops the skills and knowledge essential to an effective professional practitioner.

The course includes practical construction projects. These involve completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study:
-Property law.
-Economics.
-Building technology.
-Health and safety.
-Project planning.
-Sustainable development and refurbishment.

Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. We also support you with online resources that allow you to learn off-campus. Based on our City Campus there are opportunities to use many of the city's new and existing buildings for case studies, project work and practical teaching sessions.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-construction-project-management

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Course structure

Full time – 1 year
Part time – 2 years
Starts September

Modules
-Economics and market context
-Law and professional context
-Sustainable building technology
-Health and safety management
-Project planning and contractual issues
-Sustainable development and refurbishment
-Applied research methods and dissertation

Assessment: individual coursework, group projects, examinations.

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This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become a chartered quantity surveyor. Read more
This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become a chartered quantity surveyor.

The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in quantity surveying.

Quantity surveying is a global, professional, cost-related discipline that has been in existence for more than 100 years. There is a strong demand worldwide and especially currently in the Far/Middle east and Australasia. Quantity surveyors have had to adapt to an ever-changing construction industry, from providing a service of converting architectural drawings to quantities and work descriptions. They have also become professional construction cost consultants, providing a broad range of cost services. In addition they provide legal and management consultancy services to the organisations they represent.

You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. One of the modules incorporates an international trip which allows you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. These have previously taken place in Shanghai and Toronto with assistance from international surveying firms.

The international project provides you with an opportunity to gain experience developing of a real site and reflects the challenges associated with working on a real live project for a client. You work with local practitioners and other experts benefiting from insights from professionals working in that location.

You work alongside students studying related subjects by taking part in an interdisciplinary development project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a quantity surveyor interacts with those roles, and develops the skills and knowledge essential to be an effective professional practitioner.

The course includes practical, client-focused property projects. These involve you completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study:
-Property law
-Economics
-Building technology
-Measurement
-Financial management
-Cost planning
-Procurement and contract administration.

Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. We also support you with online resources that enable you to learn off campus. Based on our City Campus there are opportunities to use many of the city's new and existing building stock for case studies, project work and practical teaching sessions.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-quantity-surveying

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Course structure

Full time – 1 year.
Part time – 2 years.
Starts September.

Modules
-Economics and market context
-Law and professional context
-Sustainable building technology
-Measurement of construction works.
-Financial management and cost planning
-Project procurement and contract administration

MSc
-Applied research methods and dissertation

Assessment: coursework, projects, examinations.

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Study this RIBA Part 2 architecture course and develop your ability to produce original, visionary, and aspirational architectural designs. Read more
Study this RIBA Part 2 architecture course and develop your ability to produce original, visionary, and aspirational architectural designs. The innovative three year structure allows you to work in practice alongside your studies, while the overseas field trip provides a global understanding of architecture.

This course is a professionally accredited Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) route to apart 2 qualification in architecture. It is suitable for part 1 graduates with or without practical experience, as it provides the opportunity to work alongside your studies.

The course creatively explores the role of architecture as a socially and environmentally sustainable practice with which to design spaces, buildings and cities for an increasingly uncertain future.

Across a range of design, technical, social and theoretical modules, you explore the potential of a socially and physically sustainable approach to design, architecture and urbanism.

The course provides a platform for you to develop an ambitious and exciting personal agenda within architecture. You are encouraged to produce original, visionary, and aspirational design propositions, which are always rooted in, and emerge from, real existing conditions.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/march-architecture

Professional recognition

This course is a professionally accredited Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) route to a Part 2 qualification.

Course structure

3 years full time.
Starts September and October.

Year One core modules
-Design studio four
-Theories of architecture and design

Year Two core modules
-Design studio five
-Urban strategies
-Sustainable city ecologies
-Critical study

Year Three core modules
-Design studio six
-Scenario mapping
-Integrated practice

Assessment: coursework; design portfolio; exhibition; essays; reports.

Other admission requirements

International students need high level English language skills. If your first degree was not taught in English then you need an IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. We will invite you for interview, when we ask you to present a design portfolio of part 1 design project work and/or practice-based work.

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