BA Architecture

Undergraduate (RIBA Part 1)


Recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the BA Architecture course provides students with broad and varied knowledge, equipping them with the relevant skills for architectural professional practice.

Year 1: Matter Reality

Matter-Reality, and its subsequent iterations, is a short group project undertaken in Year 1, in which students design and construct installations within the public realm. The project is an important element in the thread of “liveness” that runs through the Sheffield School of Architecture, and requires of the first year students a number of attributes which can enhance their employability.

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Year 2: Urban Design Masterplanning Day

The urban design master-planning day is a yearly event that brings together more than 300 architecture and structural engineering students. Working in mixed teams, the students investigate a local area and site, before developing a low-carbon urban design strategy for that place. The fast-paced event provides an opportunity for students to begin to understand architects’ and structural engineers' design processes and explore how engineers and architects collaborate through the design process.

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Year 3: Management Practice & Law

The Year 3 Management Practice & Law module explores and aims to develop a greater understanding of practice in relation to the legal, economic and contractual factors. In particular, there is a focus on understanding the political, social and financial aspects that impact the practice of architecture.

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Year 3: Careers Sessions

The School provides a series of 'Preparing for Part 1 & Year in Practice' careers events for Year 3 BA students. These are delivered with the University Careers Service. The sessions focus preparing and informing students not only how to reflect on their skills and experience to date but also how to achieve success in the job market.

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