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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Get an advantage in your architecture career - developing sought-after, specialist expertise.
  • Gain professional accreditation to ACIAT (Associate membership of Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists).
  • Develop your specialisms with personalised learning opportunities and professional projects.
  • Benefit from academically rigorous training, designed for graduates wishing to further their careers.

This course is designed for architecture and architectural technology graduates, but is also suitable if you have studied other built environment or international courses. You'll gain the specialist expertise you need to a rewarding career in architecture. Industry-centred, hands-on learning is combined with research, technical training and professional development - preparing you for a range of architecture positions.

How you learn

The course provides a friendly, supportive and yet challenging experience. The course builds on your previous experience - your own input and expertise is therefore essential.

Project-based learning allows you to explore your own processes to a critical and advanced level, while stringent research-led study allows you the opportunity to follow specialist interests.

Throughout, you'll work alongside specialist academic staff that will offer support and guide you through your course.

You learn through

  • regular studio-based tutorials
  • lectures and seminars
  • taught software classes
  • visits to building sites
  • collaboration with external clients
  • visits to architectural practices

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • architecture practices in the private or public sector
  • engineering and construction companies
  • starting your own company as a chartered architectural technologist
  • international opportunities
  • digital design and management
  • construction project management or design management
  • property development
  • teaching and academia in colleges or universities


This programme has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).


Applied Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Concepts And Design In Technical Architecture (30 Credits) - Core
Professional Project (15 Credits) - Core
Major Research Project (45 Credits) - Core
Fundamentals Of Building Information Modelling (15 Credits) - Core
Environmental Theory And Practice For Technical Architecture (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good 2:2 degree or above (or international equivalent degree) in architecture or architectural technology. We also welcome applications from graduates from construction, engineering and environmental undergraduate courses. Consideration is also given to those without prior university qualifications who have at least five years of relevant professional experience.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on...more

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