Taught course

Real Estate Planning and Development

University of Sheffield · Department of Urban Studies and Planning

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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.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare for a career in real estate. This course will enhance your understanding of real estate and its role in the wider economy, with particular focus on the challenges of new developments.

Course description

This course focuses on providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this important area of surveying.

It combines both property valuation and management knowledge with skills in planning and regeneration to allow you to gain a full perspective not only on the physical aspects of the built environment, but the social and environmental aspects as well. It is designed for students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, who wish to specialise in this growing area.

The MSc Real Estate Planning and Development typically includes a field trip to London where students meet major industry players to observe and examine how London’s commercial real estate markets operate. This work is linked to our module on Real Estate Economics. The field trip generally takes place in November, in the run up to the deadlines for job applications to the major industry employers and we meet industry professionals and find out more about what it is like to work for them.

In previous years, contributors have included: JP Morgan Chase, M&G Real Estate, Argent LLP, Schroders, AEG Europe, Allsop, BNP Paribas, CBRE, Deloitte Real Estate, Fidelity Investments, Gerald Eve, Grosvenor, INVESCO, MSCI, KASPAR Associates, Land Securities, PPR (Property Portfolio Research, CoStar), PruPIM (Prudential Property Investment Managers), RBS, RICS, and Savills.


Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

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

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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