The UK's top planning school

Source: Research Assessment Exercise

We're an internationally-renowned centre of excellence for the study of planning and real estate. We help make better, safer, more attractive and sustainable places.

We're changing our name

From next year we'll be known as the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

All about the new name>

Celebrating 50 years of our department

In 2015 it's our 50th anniversary. We want to know how our department has made a difference in your life.

50 years of planning excellence in Sheffield>

Department collaborates with N8 Research Partnership

A new programme to explore the potential of knowledge between researchers and non-academics has been launched.

N8 Research Partnership>
Undergraduate students

Study with us

Learn at the top planning school in the UK. Our courses equip you with the knowledge and skills to build a successful career in planning and other professions.

Undergraduate courses> Postgraduate courses> Careers in planning>


Our internationally-acclaimed research is the best by a planning department at any UK university. The VALUE project demonstrates the economic value of green infrastructure in cities and regions.

Our research> Projects> VALUE project>
Green space