MA Real Estate Planning and Development

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences

Planning and investing in the spaces where we live and work has never been so important. An accredited MA from one of the UK's top planning schools can help you make a positive impact.

I enjoyed this MA due to the diversity of the course – both the academic and practical elements. It's given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in a wide range of planning and development themes.

Emily Ball, MA Real Estate Development and Planning


About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in real estate. Focusing on the challenges of new developments, it will enhance your understanding of real estate and its role in the wider economy.

The course provides graduate-level entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Ana Maria Monsalve Sanchez, MA Urban Design and Planning

Core modules

Autumn semester:

  • Spatial Planning Systems
  • Applied Real Estate Valuation
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Research Methods

Spring semester:

  • Integrated Project for Real Estate Planning and Development and Planning Law

Optional modules

These include:

  • International Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Sustainable Development: A Critical Perspective
  • Issues in Housing
  • Investment Valuation
  • Law of Business Leases.

Course duration

1 year full-time


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).

You’re welcome to apply with a 2:2 degree, although we would normally expect to see evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

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Dr Cath Jackson, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Our MA Real Estate Planning and Development offers a unique opportunity to combine thoughtful planning skills with practical financial application and help shape the built environment. It is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, enabling entry into a profession that is in demand around the world. Its diverse content encourages you to view developments holistically, while developing employability skills. Recent data show a 100% employment record in graduate surveying positions.

Dr Cath Jackson

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: usp@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 6900