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Sheffield University Architecture

Undergraduate prospectus 2016

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

First year

Core modules:

Second year

Third year

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

School of Architecture

The Arts Tower

- 4th in the UK for Architecture (Times Good University Guide 2016)
- 5th in the UK for Architecture (The Complete University Guide 2016)

Come to Sheffield and join some of the best architecture students in the UK - they win prizes in national and international competitions. Our students have been successful at the RIBA Yorkshire Awards and Global Architecture Graduate Awards, been named as 'Ones to Watch' by the Design Council and won RIBA President's Medals. Our teaching staff are doing world-class research, helping to make the school a leader in our field across the UK and internationally.

We believe in architecture that improves people's lives. Through our teaching and research, we explore the social and environmental implications of architecture. Our students work on live projects as part of their course - building real projects for real communities.

We encourage you to explore ideas and collaborate with other students. Through group tutorials and peer review you'll learn how to express your opinions, and value the opinions of others. Sheffield has a strong studio culture. It's the perfect place to develop your personality as a designer.

What our graduates do

Most of our core architecture graduates go into architectural practice for a year or two, before returning to do a two year MArch in Architecture course either at Sheffield or another school. Some of our graduates pursue careers in the built environment or move on to a specialist masters course.

Employers include ARUP, Building Design Partnership, Farrells, Fielden Clegg Bradley, Grimshaw Architects, Hawkins Brown, Heatherwick Studio, Hopkins Architects, Penoyre Prasad, Proctor Matthews.

Graduates on our Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies degree course are well prepared for a career in the built environment in roles such as: built environment consultant, government and local authority advisor, creative and strategic policy maker, architectural critic and journalist, and arts and heritage manager. Others go on to further study at postgraduate level.

Student profile

"I decided to come to Sheffield because of the ethos of the school... I really liked that the school had a strong emphasis on sustainability and community engagement."

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