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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Architecture

Full-time Architecture

Prepare for your career as an architect creating sustainable buildings and places on this RIBA-accredited course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128
What is the UCAS code? K100
When do I start? September

Student satisfaction

This course scored 91% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Study on a course that is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • Gain experience using industry standard software.
  • Learn how to solve problems creatively from the beginning.

Develop into a creative and independent thinker with strong technical knowledge and analytical skills. All modules cover professional development skills that will help you whether you pursue an independent career or become part of a large multidisciplinary team.


Student View

Watch student Pippa Humphries talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Paul King talk about this course.

A significant part of the course teaching takes part in the design studio. Creativity in problem-solving is developed from the outset. You will learn to conceptualise, analyse and develop your creative imagination, applying this to design problems which increase in complexity throughout the course.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • individual projects
  • group work
  • field trips

Course leaders and tutors

Paul King
Paul King
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Paul leads the BSc (Hons) Architecture course, where he has overall academic responsibility for all three years of the undergraduate degree and has been voted as one … Read more

Applied learning

Field trips

In your second year you have the opportunity to go on a European field trip to explore architectural history and theory in context. In semester two of your second year you also have the option of studying at one of our international partner institutions in Australia, Denmark, Lithuania or Malaysia.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • architecture

Accreditation

This course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board for exemption from RIBA Part 1 examinations.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library
Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • SketchUp
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Photoshop
  • laser cutters
  • 3D printers
  • workshop-based tools for physical model-making

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 120

This must include at least 88 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualification but excludes General Studies. For example:

  • BBB at A Level.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

We make you a lower offer after reviewing your portfolio at a selection event.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C
  • Maths at grade C

• Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) - distinction

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

All applicants are invited to attend a selection event. We base our offer of a place on your performance at the selection event and provided you meet our minimum entry requirements. The level of offer will be determined following assessment at the selection event.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS average score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

We welcome applications from people of any age.

Portfolios for international applicants

International applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio after we receive your application. Your portfolio should aim to cover the main requirements stated here. It must contain no more than 10 pages and must not exceed 3MB in overall size. You must rely on your creativity and graphic judgement. You can present more than one piece on each portfolio page.

Some international applicants will also be invited for an interview through the internet using SKYPE.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Architectural Design Studio 1A Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Architectural Design Studio 1B Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Architecture Studio One Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Communication Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Cultural Context 1 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Environment And Technology 1 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Architecture Studio 2 Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Construction Technology Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Cultural Context 2 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Environment And Technology 2 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Architecture Studio 3A Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Architecture Studio 3B Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Cultural Context 3 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Environment And Technology 3 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. 

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Architecture courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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