Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Urban Planning

This course 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, with a focus on applying theory to contemporary practice by using real life case studies. Students: consider issues of sustainability and climate change alongside pressures of economic development; develop their professional management skills with modules on project management.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet general entry requirements and have a 1st degree, or international equivalent. For the part-time course, applicants without a 1st degree may be considered if they have extensive relevant experience, subject to the approval of the course leader and the Royal Town Planning Institute. Where English is not the applicants 1st language: IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: planning theory and context; applied research methods; policy for space and place; sustainable city ecologies; environment and infrastructure; planning and development process; economic planning and development; dissertation. Optional modules: comparative European planning; consultancy project.

Assessment methods

Coursework and practice focused assignments.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
PgDip Full-time - 1 calendar years
PgCert Full-time - 1 calendar years
PgCert Part-time - 2 calendar years
MSc Part-time £ 2,070 per Unit (home fees) 2 calendar years
PgDip Part-time - 2 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Course Advice and Information
Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555