M.A. Planning and Development

University of Sheffield

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Tuition fee:
  • € 9,530 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,430 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Planning and investing in the spaces where we live and work has never been so important. A flexible, accredited MA from the UK's top planning school can help you make a positive impact on your environment.

About the course
1 year full time

This course is designed to prepare you for a demanding and rewarding career in property, in either the private or the public sector. It provides graduate-level entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Youll increase your knowledge and understanding of property and its role in the wider economy.

This course focuses on the financial, market and planning contexts of new property development

Where your masters can take you
A masters from Sheffield is the mark of someone who thinks differently. At the end of your course you'll have the knowledge and skills to help you make a difference in whatever you do. In 2010, over 95 per cent of our graduates found employment, with the majority entering work in planning or surveying.


Autumn semester core modules
* Property Economics
* Spatial Planning Systems
* Theory and Ethics in the Built Environment
* Research Methods

Spring semester core modules
* Integrated Project covering Valuation, Property Development and Planning Law

Optional modules
A choice of one specialist module from a list including:

* Investment Valuation
* Local and Regional Economic Policy
* Issues in Housing

* Lectures
* Seminars

* Coursework
* Dissertation


A good honours degree or equivalent qualification at undergraduate level and/or relevant practical experience.

English language requirements for overseas students
IELTS 7 with minimum 6 in each component, or TOEFL score of at least 100 in the internet-based test.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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