University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Urban Design and Planning

To deal with the complex challenges of urban development, planners have to know how to work with other professionals. This course equips you with the skills to produce sensitive plans and creative designs, taking into account the financial and practical issues associated with property development. This course will develop your skills in urban design, planning and the development of cities; you�ll study the UK urban experience and also rapidly urbanising cities in Asia and Africa. The course draws on leading teaching and research at the University, combining the urban design expertise of the School of Architecture and the international planning expertise of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Our graduates work in planning, real estate and related professions with private sector planning and real estate consultants, local authorities, policy analysts and international development and design agencies.

Entry requirements

You'll need a good honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject from an approved institution. Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Autumn semester core modules: Principles of urban design; perspectives on spatial planning and development; research methods. Optional modules may include (choose 2): Spatial planning systems; urban development in the global south; conservation and regeneration; policy and law. Spring semester core module: either urban development in the global south or integrated project. Optional modules may include: Advanced software skills in urban design; natural resources; sustainability: a critical perspective; transport planning; managing cities: the Seoul case study; cities of diversity; cities of the south.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on your 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