Taught course

Town and Regional Planning

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Qualifications
MA

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course description

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Our one-year masters will help you get started in the planning profession.

The course examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas. We’ll show you how research is used in policy-making and evaluation. You’ll develop research and design skills, and specialise in an aspect of planning.

Autumn semester

Core modules:

  • Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Development
  • Values in Planning
  • Research Methods
  • Spatial Planning Systems or Urban Design in the Global South

Spring semester

Core module:

  • Integrated Project or International Planning Project.

Examples of optional modules

  • Cities of the South: Planning for Informality
  • Planning Law
  • Issues in Housing
  • Sustainable Development in Practice
  • Advanced Software
  • Skills for Urban Design

Study in Europe

You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
usp@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 6900