University of Sheffield

School of Architecture

MArch Studies (Sustainable Architectural Studies)


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Arch. Studies (Sustainable Architectural Studies)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies (MSc SAS) provides the opportunity to specialise in a range of subjects pertinent to the changing face of the architectural profession in response to climate change and environmental concerns. Many of the students on this programme have already worked in professional practice after completing four or five years of architectural training and recognise the benefits of studying at an advanced level within the School of Architecture which has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research.

The programme was established in 1992, revised in 1998 and updated in 2011 to reflect shifts in sustainable architecture from a purely technological emphasis to a broader holistic approach which incorporates the School of Architecture’s ethos of promoting social responsibility. The flexibility of the programme structure enables students to choose a pathway to facilitate their future goals.

The requirements for the MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies (MSc SAS) may be satisfied by one year of full-time study (September-September) and the award of 180 credits, please see information below on part-time routes, the award of Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Architecture Studies. The programme includes training in research methods which is particularly relevant to students intending to pursue further study at PhD level in the area of Sustainable Architecture. In addition the programme provides the opportunity to specialise in a subject area in which the School of Architecture possesses particular expertise. The programme is not designed to give exemption from professional examinations (such as those covered by the RIBA/ARB) which are covered by other courses within the School of Architecture.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

Applicants are normally expected to have a qualification such as IELTS (or an equivalent) with a score of 7.0 (with no component less than 6).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 13990 GBP

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