Course description:

The Urban Planning course offers an internationally recognised professional qualification which opens up a wide range of career opportunities in planning and related fields such as economic development, regeneration and environment. Suitable for people with a range of academic backgrounds and those with work experience in planning, the course encourages an innovative approach to planning or related areas. You focus on applying theory to contemporary practice by using real life case studies.

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; and professional management skills including presentation and project management.

School Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

Entry Requirements:

Normally you must meet the general entry requirements and have a minimum of a 2:2 degree. For the part-time course, the university may consider you without a 2:2 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.

If English is not your first language you typically need an 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 you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.