48 months
2000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The first year of the Urban Studies and Planning programme from University of Sheffield covers core ideas that influence planning and urban development and the skills planners need, including urban design.   

Visit the official programme website for more information


Your first year typically includes a field trip, where you will learn how to read space and place, and begin to think critically about how different urban environments might be experienced.

Key Features

  • The second year develops your understanding of concepts and practices in urban studies and planning. This year typically includes a core field trip, which provides hands-on experience of planning issues. You can also apply to spend this year at one of our international partner universities. 
  • Before you begin your third year in the Urban Studies and Planning programme from University of Sheffield , you'll have a period of work experience in a local planning office or private sector planning consultancy, looking at how plans are made. All core field trips are funded by the department. 


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Development, Planning and the State
  • Economics for Spatial Planning
  • Information and Communication Skills
  • The Environmental Challenge
  • The Making of Urban Places
  • Urban Analytics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | BBB + B in a social science related EPQ; BBB + B in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 33
  • BTEC | DDD in a relevant subject
  • Scottish Highers | AAABB
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AB
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 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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