12 months
20950 GBP/year
10300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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To ensure you are well equipped for the planning profession, this Urban and Regional Planning course at University of Sheffield examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas and explores how research is used in policy-making and evaluation. 

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Our one-year (12 months) masters will help you get started in the planning profession. The Urban and Regional Planning course from University of Sheffield examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas. We’ll show you how research is used in policy-making and evaluation. You’ll develop research and design skills, and specialise in an aspect of planning.

Study in Europe 

  • You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities in either Aalborg, Amsterdam, Lyon or Milan.
  • Costs for field classes are not included in the tuition fee.


Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Development 
  • Values in Planning 
  • Research Methods 
  • Spatial Planning Systems  
  • Urban Development in the Global South 
  • Politics, Planning and the State 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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