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MSc

Urban and Regional Planning

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences

To ensure you are well equipped for the planning profession, this course examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas and explores how research is used in policy-making and evaluation.
Postgraduate Urban Studies and Planning Student, Hussain Ziyath

Course description

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Our one-year (12 months) masters will help you get started in the planning profession. The course examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas. We’ll show you how research is used in policy-making and evaluation. You’ll develop research and design skills, and specialise in an aspect of planning.

Study in Europe

You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities in either Aalborg, Amsterdam, Lyon or Milan.

Costs for field classes are not included in the tuition fee.

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Modules

Explore core and optional modules

Teaching

There are lectures, seminars, computer workshops and tutorials.

Assessment

You’re assessed on your coursework and a dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Your career

The employability of our graduates is of paramount importance to us. The development of skills, knowledge and personal attributes that enhance your career underpins our programme design. We have a dedicated Employability Manager, Amy Woolley, to support you. We’ll prepare you for employment after graduation.

How we'll help you prepare for your future career

The course was a valuable experience that provided me with the knowledge and skills to work in planning and the opportunity to apply for jobs across a wide range of sectors.

Helen Blenkharn
MSc Urban and Regional Planning

Entry requirements

For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience).

We will consider your application if you have a 2.2 degree but we would expect you to have evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

usp-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6900

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.