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University of Sheffield Architecture

All three years of this degree course are divided approximately equally between lecture courses and studio-based courses. The first year studio course acts as a foundation year that aims to bring together students from a range of academic backgrounds. Projects develop in scale and complexity until the major design project at the end of the third year, which addresses a range of cultural, technological, conceptual and representational ideas.

The course will provide a balance of theory, design work and professional experience. You’ll carry out much of your work in the design studio which acts as a laboratory for trialing creative and critical ideas, and for developing fundamental architectural skills. Lectures and design teaching are delivered by people at the forefront of their field.

This course is recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and gives exemption from RIBA Part 1. Students on this route generally take a year out in professional practice before returning to a two year MArch in Architecture course either at Sheffield or another school. All our qualifications are prescribed by the Architects Registration Board which means you’ll be able to join the Register of Architects when you’ve completed your training.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA with at least one acceptable subject
International Baccalaureate 36
BTEC D*DD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAAAB + A
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A+AA
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements

  • At least one of your three A Levels should be in acceptable subjects
    Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects
  • Portfolio and GCSE Maths grade 4 or grade C
  • General studies accepted
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing, 7.0 in Listening and 7.0 in Speaking, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Apply for this course

Make sure you’ve done everything you need to do before you apply:

How to apply>When you’re ready to apply, see the UCAS website:

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Contact us

Sam Guest
Undergraduate Administrator
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 0305
Email ug-admissions-architecture@sheffield.ac.uk

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Department open days
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