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Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Urban Studies Urban Engineering Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our design-based course has a strong emphasis on community participation, and addressing the challenges of uneven urban development, both locally and internationally.

Course description

Urban design professionals are in demand. We'll help you develop design skills that relate to a broader social, environmental and economic context, so that you can link individual architectural projects with overall planning strategies.

We’ll encourage you to critically examine the key urban development challenges that cities are facing today. You’ll explore local urban areas in Sheffield and compare these areas with other UK and international contexts in Europe as well as in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. You'll also investigate the role of designers and citizens in the processes of city making.

Central to the course is a design studio project, and core modules on urban design theory and practice. You can explore a range of themes through optional modules and you’ll take part in study trips and thematic workshops.

We’re one of the UK's top architecture schools. Our international research projects shape policy and address public and professional needs. As a Sheffield student you’ll engage with real issues affecting the built environment. You’ll be encouraged to provide social and environmental solutions to the challenges of our time.

Teaching

Studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials, block seminars, workshops and traditional lecture modules.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on course assignments design, thesis and a dissertation.

Modules

History and Theory of Urban Design - Core
Participation in Architecture and Urban Design - Core
Urban Design Tools and Methods - Core
Trajectories on Urban Design Practice - Core
Urban Design Project q - Core
Urban Design Thesis Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. We’d also like to see your portfolio. Your degree doesn’t have to be design-based. If you have a lot of professional design experience we’ll consider your application.