Urban Studies and Planning at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Develop the skills, knowledge and qualifications required to enter planning and related professions. Gain professional accreditation on the only triple-accredited undergraduate masters course of its kind in the UK. You'll combine core knowledge and skills from fields as diverse as design and economics with an intellectual approach examining key issues such as climate change and urban inequalities. Ultimately you will be equipped to anticipate and shape our urban future. Your first year covers the core ideas that influence planning and urban development. You will develop the skills planners need, including urban design and climate change mitigation, and typically undertake fieldwork where you will begin to analyse urban environments. In your second year you will develop your understanding of concepts and practices in urbanism, spatial change and planning. This year typically includes a core field trip, which provides hands-on experience of planning issues. You'll have a period of work experience in a local planning office or private sector planning consultancy before continuing to develop core knowledge and skills in your third and fourth years. You can also develop specialist interests through the dissertation and optional modules, as well as studying abroad in Europe. Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Membership and by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our housing modules are also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), making the MPlan the only course of its kind in the UK to offer triple professional accreditation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £22680 Year 1

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Urban Studies and Planning at University of Sheffield - UCAS