M.Sc. Urban Regeneration

Sheffield Hallam University
This course offers a good balance of theoretical and practical debates and we constantly update it to remain at the forefront of new ideas and developments. You are immersed in the real world of practice, taking part in many real-life case studies and projects.



This course has been running for over fifteen years and attracts a wide range of students including

• graduates looking for a vocational foundation in urban regeneration
• practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge and understanding through academic study

This course offers a good balance of theoretical and practical debates and we constantly update it to remain at the forefront of new ideas and developments. You are immersed in the real world of practice, taking part in many real-life case studies and projects. You are also involved in theoretical discussion to consider practical regeneration solutions.

The course concentrates on gaining professional skills for regeneration and knowledge in

• regeneration and housing policy and practice
• planning and development process
• economic development and funding
• social regeneration and community engagement
• global interdisciplinary perspectives and practice on regeneration
• leadership, partnerships and change management

There is also a very popular international field study week.

After you enrol you can apply for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence, leading to MRICS (membership) status.

Once you have completed key modules on this course you can apply for professional membership of theChartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

The course is also recognised by the Institute of Economic Development (IED), the national body for the economic development and regeneration field. You can apply for student membership of the IED when you enrol and achieve full membership when you gain your diploma.

If you have completed an undergraduate planning degree in the UK, you can take this course as your fourth year to gain Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accreditation.

We also offer most modules on this course as standalone short courses.


Includes coursework, practical assignments and projects. There are no formal examinations.


Full-time – one year minimum, two days per week
Part-time – two years minimum, one day per week
Plus occasional block study weeks
Starts September and January

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 11500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6200 Year (EEA)
Start date , December 2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Core modules

Regeneration and housing policy and practice

This module examines urban regeneration and residential policy at city, regional and national scales. This includes the historical and contemporary development of policy and management practice, and policy rationale, delivery and impact.

Social regeneration and community engagement

This module explores the theoretical challenges and practical realities of exclusion, division and lack of participation in urban localities, and models to an inclusive approach to social regeneration policy and practice.

Sustainable economic development

This module attends to economic theory, mainstream and alternative economic development, and future pressures affecting economic development in relation to competitiveness and place marketing.

Leadership, partnerships and change

In this module students advance their ability to communicate ideas and arguments in relation to both the shifting nature of housing and regeneration organisations and partnerships, and to appraise effective operational leadership and change management strategies.

Planning and development process

In this module students operate in a professional environment to understand the planning and legal framework, the role of financial appraisal and complexity of relationships in the design and development process of land and property markets.

Global interdisciplinary perspectives and practice

This module develops students’ interdisciplinary skills of conducting a site appraisal and formulating a development proposal, while taking into account the processes and impact of globalisation on different social, cultural, political and economic environments.


• consultancy project • cultural landscape management • environmental management systems • business-led development • transport policy and design


• urban design • housing regeneration • neighbourhood management • inward investment and business development • urban design • sustainable communities • consultancy project • geographical information systems • creative cities

English Language Requirements


Typically you need a degree, or at least two years' experience in a related field.

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

Funding normally comes from employers, career development loans or personal finances.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information


This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institution of Economic Development.

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