University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Town and Regional Planning

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), our programme gives you the best possible start in the profession; and the option to spend a semester at one of our partner universities in Europe. The course examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas. We will show you how research is used in policy-making and evaluation; you will develop research and design skills, and specialise in an aspect of planning; there are lectures, seminars, computer workshops and tutorials. Sheffield graduates have the skills to make it to the top in their chosen professions. They work in planning and property with private sector planning consultants, real estate consultants, local authorities and international development agencies.

Entry requirements

You'll need a good Honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject from an approved institution. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Governance of place; theorising planning and development; perspectives on spatial planning and development; urban development in the global south; integrated project or international planning project. Option modules may include: Natural resources planning; sustainability: a critical perspective; issues in housing; judgement and planning; local and regional economic policy; planning law and regional governance; managing cities: the Seoul case study. Study in Europe: You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 6180