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  MSc Real Estate Planning and Development


University of Sheffield    Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time Award winner
Architecture, Building & Planning (3)

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Embark on a rewarding career in real estate with the MSc Real Estate Planning and Development programme at the University of Sheffield. This comprehensive course equips you with a deep understanding of real estate's role in the economy, emphasizing the challenges and opportunities of new developments. By blending property valuation, development knowledge, planning, and regeneration skills, you gain a holistic view of the built environment. The programme's focus on strategic policy issues and operational aspects ensures you can tackle complex problems, make informed decisions, and effectively communicate with industry professionals. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, this course offers a pathway to chartered status. With a diverse range of module options and real-world experiences like case studies and guest speakers, you'll develop analytical abilities highly valued in the real estate sector. Whether you aspire to roles in development, valuation, or asset management, this programme prepares you for a successful career. Entry requirements include a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree or relevant professional experience. Join us at Sheffield to become part of a dynamic community shaping sustainable urban environments.

About the course

Prepare yourself for a career in real estate. On this course you will enhance your understanding of the role of real estate in the wider economy, with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities of new developments.

This course focuses on providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in highly strategic policy issues, as well as the more operational aspects of land and real estate use and development. You’ll develop the skills needed to analyse complex problems, recommend appropriate courses of action, take decisions and communicate effectively with professional audiences.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree.

We may also consider your application if you do not meet the standard academic requirements but you have relevant professional experience.


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Emily Ball

The main reason I enjoyed the course was due to the diversity of the course- academically AND practically; giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in a wide range of planning and development themes. The course included a wealth of modules including property economics, planning law, issues in housing, valuation and ethics in planning and development- all knowledge and skills which can be applied in future employment. Most importantly, the course allowed the opportunity for me to follow the strands of planning and development I was most interested in- and for this reason, the most rewarding part of my course was my dissertation. This gave me the opportunity to be creative and have the freedom to challenge gaps in research that needed to be explored. It was reassuring that the department staff were always helpful and supportive and encouraged new avenues of research enquiry that arose through the duration of the course and reaffirmed my passion for research into housing and regeneration.

Sharon James

To begin with, I was fascinated by the structure of the MSc program. The MSc. Real Estate Planning and Development at the University of Sheffield was designed to provide a thorough understanding of the real estate industry, including concepts related to planning, valuation, investments, and development. Additionally, the program focuses on providing an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in the operational aspects of land and real estate use and development. Furthermore, the program aids students to gain practical experience through site visits, case studies, and simulation-based assessments. The program also provides accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which I considered an opportunity to get a chartered status through the planning and development pathway after my graduation. In addition, The University of Sheffield’s student-friendly environment, with its campus located across the city centre, pulled me in. Besides that, the student union is remarkable for ensuring the best possible student experience for overseas students. Another aspect that drew my interest was its global reputation, as attending a world-class university was one of my greatest desires. In fact, it is among the top 100 universities in the world, recognized original Redbrick University, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It is significant to acknowledge that the university offers high-quality education and support, which I hope will help me excel in my area of study. I have always wanted to study in an environment to widen my outlook and reform cross-cultural understanding, as well as develop valuable life skills such as adaptability and self-reliance.

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