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What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Gain core knowledge and skills for contemporary planning practice.
  • Identify and explore key planning issues at a global, national and local scale.
  • Adapt the course to meet your academic interests and career aspirations.
  • Gain the core knowledge and skills for planning theory and practice.

Planning is a diverse profession. Explore your own interests and create a personalised professional profile with this fully RTPI and RICS accredited course. We offer an adaptable approach to learning and assessment and a range of specialisms, including environment, urban design and development, housing, historic environment , transport and infrastructure, economic development, and health.

How you learn

The course focuses on developing theoretical into practice skills, reflected in our teaching and learning approaches. You base your studies and assessment on a series of global, national and local real life issues and case studies. Our aim is to develop you as a critical and reflective thinking professional.

You learn through

  • a virtual learning platform
  • virtual and real world field work
  • self-directed study
  • reading and independent research
  • online tutorials
  • lectures
  • visiting speakers
  • seminars
  • studios and workshops
  • strategic planning and design scenarios
  • case studies
  • collaborative learning
  • group debate and discussion
  • urban design and spatial exercises
  • group debates and discussion
  • presentations

Future careers

A planning qualification can open up opportunities in

  • strategic planning and policy development
  • regeneration
  • development implementation and management
  • environmental protection
  • infrastructure planning
  • transport and accessibility planning
  • housing planning, development and delivery
  • economic development
  • health
  • health planning
  • heritage and historic environment
  • waste, energy and minerals planning

Planners are also employed across a range of public and private sector bodies in wider roles in wider policy development and in campaign bodies and pressure groups.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,460.00 (US$ 19,902) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Full Time (16 months)

Tuition fees
£14,460.00 (US$ 19,902) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate taught programmes: a first degree or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an HND or higher education diploma with substantial work experience in an appropriate field; successful completion of a recognised pre-Masters course. The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD): Masters Degree from a recognised university. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

For international students

Academic Entry requirement :Students should have a minimum of a 2:2 degree. For the part-time course, you may be considered without a degree if you have extensive relevant experience, and subject to the approval of the course leader and the Royal Town Planning Institute. International qualifications that are equivalent to UK qualifications are acceptable. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses