MSc
2021 start

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

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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Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Modules

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

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

Student profile

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.

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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