Taught course

Real Estate Planning and Development

University of Sheffield · Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree.

We may also consider your application if you do not meet the standard academic requirements but you have relevant professional experience.

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 engage in highly strategic policy issues, as well as the more operational aspects of land and real estate use and development. You’ll develop the skills needed to analyse complex problems, recommend appropriate courses of action, take decisions and communicate effectively with professional audiences.

By combining both property valuation and development knowledge with skills in planning and regeneration, you will gain a full perspective on the physical, social and environmental aspects of the built environment. You will therefore be well placed to address real world challenges such as advising on and promoting the effective use or reuse of land and buildings and delivering developments.

This course is designed for students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds who wish to specialise in the planning and development process. Graduates from this masters course typically go on to careers in development, valuation and asset management both in the private and public sector.


The MSc is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This means you will benefit from a route to chartered status through the Planning and Development pathway. The accredited degree enables graduates to apply to become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), which will give you the title of chartered surveyor.

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
+44 (0)114 222 6900