Taught course

Urban Planning

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Normally you must meet our general entry requirements and have a first degree. For the part-time course, we may consider you without a first degree if you have extensive relevant experience, and subject to the approval of the course leader and the Royal Town Planning Institute. International qualifications that are equivalent to UK qualifications are acceptable. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Months of entry


Course content

Study on a course that offers an internationally recognised professional qualification which opens up a wide range of career opportunities in planning and related fields such as regeneration and environment. Suitable for people with a range of academic backgrounds and those with work experience in planning, the course encourages an innovative approach to planning. You focus on applying theory to contemporary practice by using real life case studies.

Key points
• Suitable for both graduates and practicing planners.
• Consider issues of sustainability and climate change alongside pressures of economic development.
• Develop your professional management skills with modules on project management.
• Study with students from a range of backgrounds from the UK and overseas.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555