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MSc/PgDip/PgCert Urban Planning


Course Description

Develop an innovative approach to planning grounded in theory and lively academic debate, and focused on the skills and competencies required for employment in the area.

You base your studies on real life issues and case studies and the course allows you to develop your own interests and specialist areas of study. The course provides you with key knowledge and skills for a planning or planning-related career.

It covers topics and issues such as:
-Planning theory, principles and practice.
-Planning policy and policy evaluation.
-The English and wider approaches to planning.
-Planning law.
-Economic development.
-The development process and viability appraisal.
-Climate change and environmental issues and protection.
-Design issues including urban design and sustainable design.
-Social equity and cohesion.
-Professional management skills including presentation and project management.

The course has been running for over 25 years attracting students from a range of backgrounds including:
-Graduates from a range of subjects such as geography, arts, social sciences and design looking for a professional qualification.
-Practitioners in planning and the wider built environment field who are looking to develop their career.
-People looking for a change of career direction.
-International students from Europe, America and beyond.

For more information, see website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-urban-planning

Professional recognition

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

Course structure

Full time – 1 year minimum, two days per week.
Part time – 2 years minimum, one day per week.
Plus occasional block study days and an optional one week European field trip.
Starts September.

Core modules
-Planning theory and context
-Applied research methods
-Policy for space and place.
-Sustainable city ecologies
-Environment and infrastructure
-Planning and development process
-Housing and economic development
-Major project or dissertation

Optional modules
Choose one option module from:
-Comparative European planning
-Consultancy project

Assessment: coursework and practice focused assignments.

Visit the MSc/PgDip/PgCert Urban Planning page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must meet our general entry requirements and have a minimum of a 2:2 degree. For the part-time course, participants without a degree may be considered if they 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. IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which enables you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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