Develop a portfolio of advanced skills and knowledge across several architectural disciplines, with a focus on sustainable architectural design. The interdisciplinary MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies programme provides research-led learning and teaching. It will inspire and enable you to pursue innovative research and design strategies for the built environment.
Advance your career
Our graduates are architects, project managers, urban designers and client advisers.
Employers include the Olympic Park Legacy Company, Hawkins Brown, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and URBED (Urbanism, Environment and Design) Ltd. With a post-qualification degree, you could move on to a senior position or further academic research and teaching.
Learn from experts
You’ll be joining one of the largest and most diverse groups of full-time architecture academics in the country. Our staff come from the arts, physical and social sciences, and engineering. This connects our research to other disciplines and stimulates debate about the future of architecture.
Our international research projects shape policy and address public and professional needs. We integrate those projects with our teaching on courses that will develop your core skills. You’ll be encouraged to provide social and environmental solutions to the challenges of our time.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks us fourth in the UK.
Explore your ideas
You’ll have access to a lot of specialist facilities. Our media unit has a range of audio-visual and environmental equipment including artificial sky for daylight simulation, a thermal imaging camera and a mixed reality imaging suite. We have our own photography studio, reprographics unit and 3D printers. There are design studios, research rooms and computer labs.
Our teaching is more than lectures and seminars. Our student-led design projects help you learn by doing. Working with real clients on real projects, you’ll discover the benefits of socially engaged design and collaborative working. The outcomes make a difference to communities.
Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis; Renewable Energy; Sustainable Design Project 1; Sustainable Design Project 2; Principles of Building Physics for Sustainable Design; Sustainable Design Thesis Project.
Examples of optional modules
You can choose to specialise in low impact materials or in advanced computing.
Teaching and assessment
Your work in the design studio is supported through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical computer work. Assessment is by course-based assignments, examinations and a dissertation.
When I started the course I didn’t know much about sustainability. The course allowed me to choose my own way, deciding which aspects I wanted to focus on more. Doing live projects is also great; it gives you the chance to interact with people in real life situations, highlighting the social spirit of architecture. The lecturers and professors are top level experts whose expertise is at your disposal during the course as well as to undertake further research. Everyone is very friendly and easy to access
Christian García Arreguín
My knowledge grew not only because of the core modules of the programme but also with the opportunity to attend open seminars and lectures within the School of Architecture and in other departments across the University. These seminars gave me the opportunity to get to know other students from different disciplines and different countries from around the world. They are not only potential colleagues but have also become good and unforgettable friends.”
Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
No. of awards TBC
The University of Sheffield is offering a number of Postgraduate Taught Scholarships to self funded full and part time students who are liable to pay fees at the home rate and starting their studies in 2014. You do not need to wait for your undergraduate degree classification to apply for a scholarship.This is part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) initiative aimed at removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups such as those from low income backgrounds and who wouldn’t ordinarily consider going onto postgraduate study for reasons such as access to finance, have caring responsibilities or who come from areas where it is not usual to go to university at all. The University welcomes applications from recent graduates and students who graduated several years ago. Each applicant will be considered for all awards that are applicable but will only be eligible to receive one.The Faulty of Social Science has a number of Scholarships available for UK and EU students starting their postgraduate course in 2014. If you’re eligible, you could take your PG course at Sheffield for FREE.The deadline for applications is 6th June 2014.Benefactors Scholarships20 awards each worth £7,500 available to University of Sheffield graduatesIf you’re a current Sheffield student or a graduate of the University, and you received a maintenance grant for your undergraduate degree, you can apply. These scholarships aren’t course-specific. All taught postgraduate courses are eligible. The money can be used towards tuition fees and living costs.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Applicants must meet one or more of the following widening participation criteria: - Entered University from a Care background. - Carer for an ill or disabled family member. - Have been in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance. - Were in receipt of a Maintenance Grant whilst an undergraduate. - Come from one of the most deprived areas of the country as defined by the government's IMD (Indices of Multiple Deprivation) database. For more information about your postcode IMD NB. this information only covers England and the postcode we will use is that of your home address in your last year of school or college.
You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree, or experience in architecture, building science, engineering, construction, planning, building management or related built environment disciplines. We also ask to see your portfolio. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
13 October 2016
Recipient: University of Sheffield
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