Architecture: Collaborative Practice MArch

Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at Part 2 and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

This course blends practice-based experience with academic research and learning.

It is a two-year, full-time masters. You'll undertake two semesters of practice-based education in the initial year and two semesters of University-based education in the second year.

The course offers you a unique opportunity to develop your experience working with some of the UK's top architectural practices.

In the first year, a combination of practice-based seminars, tutorials, peer-to-peer learning and lectures develop the intellectual requirements of a University education within a professional context. The programme builds upon and runs alongside our MArch in Architecture course, with students studying together in the second year.

We are one of the UK's top architecture schools. Our teaching staff are doing world-class research, helping to make the school a leader in our field across the UK and internationally. Through our teaching and research, we explore the social, spatial and environmental implications of architecture. As a Sheffield student you will engage with real issues affecting the built environment.

How to apply

To apply for this course you should be currently working at one of our partner practices.

However, if you are interested in the course and not working in one of the partner practices, we encourage you to contact us.

What if I don't work in a partner practice?

You have two options:

  • Secure a placement in one of the partner practices.
  • Secure a job in a practice that may wish to become a partner (this can be your existing practice).

We advise that you submit an application to us, detailing in your personal statement what your intentions are for securing a placement (from the two options above). Once we have reviewed your application we'll invite you for an interview if we think you're suitable for the course. At the interview we'll discuss how to secure a placement in more detail. You can begin to contact the partner practices to see if they have any vacancies but please let them know that you're interested in studying this course so they are aware of your contractual and professional requirements.

Partner practices

5 plus architects Hutchinson and Partners
AHMM Levitate
Allies and Morrison Levitt Bernstein
Assael Architecture MaccreanorLavington
Baca Architects MAKE Architects
BDP Mikhail Riches
Bennetts Associates Mole Architects
Bond Bryan Owal
Broadway Malyan MSMR Architects
Carmody Groarke Panter Hudspith
Coffey Architects Penoyre & Prasad
Cullinan Studio Proctor and Matthews
Duggan Morris Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour
EPR Architects RMA Architects
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Stiff + Trevillion Architects
Grimshaw Architects The Manser Practice
Hawkins\Brown Urbed
Haworth Tompkins Waugh Thistleton
HLM Architects Weston Williamson + Partners
HTA Design  
MArch Award
Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

You'll need a BA Architecture 2:1 or equivalent. You are required to have carried out 9 months or more practical work experience in the field of Architecture by the start date of the course.

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