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Architecture BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    K100

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    73rd

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    43rd

    1 (Architecture)
  • Entry Standards

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    114

  • Graduate Prospects

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    68

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.14

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

**1. Course summary**• Study a pioneering course in the field of sustainable architecture and design.• Realise your creative potential to evolve environmental and sustainable architecture for the 21st Century.• Explore social and political issues of architecture through design projects set within a broad range of rural and urban contexts.• Study the culture, history and theory of architecture to inform your design projects.• Learn digital modelling and CAD to the most up-to-date industry standards.On this course, you'll join a highly-regarded and successful department, developing a range of practical and technical skills. You'll learn to think creatively and communicate effectively on a range of exciting projects — preparing you for your future career.**2. How you learn**Design projects are the core of the course, and a significant part of teaching takes part in the design studio.You will learn to conceptualise, analyse and develop your creative imagination, applying this to design problems which increase in complexity throughout the course. Design projects simulate the real-world skills used in architectural practice.Year 1 has a small-scale and domestic focus with an emphasis on environmental principles and three-dimensional investigation through making and drawing.Year 2 has a larger urban scale and international focus and is designed to expand knowledge, imagination, confidence and skills. The year is centred on a European field trip.Year 3 has a strong social and environmental focus with design projects located in the UK.You learn through:• weekly studio-based design tutorials• lectures and seminars• practical workshops• field trips within the UK and Europe• digital classes• visits to important architecture and places• visits to current architectural practices• lectures and talks from practicing architects• specialist consultants from industryThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.**Applied learning****Project-based learning**All three years of the course are structured around applied learning. This links your studies to real-world situations.The course seeks to train architects who care about people and the environment, and who appreciate how architecture can have a positive impact on society. Modules in the history and theory of architecture look deep into social and cultural issues, and help to explain how architecture is connected to them. Design projects then apply this knowledge and understanding.A range of software is used for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM), which together allow exploration of the design and the creation of a data-rich environment.**Environmental emphasis**The curriculum specialises in environmental design and introduces fundamental knowledge of environmental science and low-energy design across all three years.We use software that allows the environmental quality and energy performance of buildings to be simulated and tested — this is then used to inform studio design projects. Environmental simulation tools are also used to test 3D proposals in a variety of ways.**Field trips**Field study trips within the UK and Europe broaden your understanding of architecture within contemporary contexts, and prepare you for a variety of scenarios which you will find in practice.**Networking opportunities**We have strong connections with regional and national practices, which allow for excellent employment opportunities. This is aided by industry employer events, such as our end of year exhibition preview, and is aided further by a dedicated employability team. Your Year 3 modules also include several practice visits.

Entry Requirements

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UCAS Tariff
  • UCAS Tariff
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

128

Details

This must include at least 88 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example:•ABB at A Level.•DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and General Studies.We make you a lower offer after reviewing your portfolio at a selection event.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

73rd

About this University

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.

Address

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City Campus

Howard Street

Sheffield

S1 1WB

UNITED KINGDOM