Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Thanks for coming to our open day - we hope you feel inspired to study with us and become part of a new group of urban professionals and change makers.
You'll find some more information here about our interdisciplinary courses, extensive careers support, our facilities, and some student profiles.

Why choose to study Urban Studies and Planning with us

- No 1 in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction

National Student Survey 2022

- No 1 RTPI-accredited planning school in the UK

Research Excellence Framework 2021

- No 2 for Construction, Surveying and Planning

The Guardian University Guide 2023

- Top 5 for Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design

The Complete University Guide 2023

Dr Philipp Horn talks about Sheffield as a city to learn in

 Learning in Sheffield

Dr Philipp Horn, Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Planning, talks about Sheffield as a city to learn in - a post-industrial city linked to the Peak District National Park.  Students study how cities are transforming using Sheffield as a laboratory, then looking more outwardly at urban challenges in the UK, Europe and globally.


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