M.Sc. Urban Regeneration

Sheffield Hallam University

Tuition fee:
  • € 4,622 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,789 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This course has been running for more than ten 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 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 policy and practice
* planning implementation and urban renewal
* economic development and funding
* social inclusion and sustainable communities
* global perspectives on regeneration

There is also a very popular international fieldtrip, which for the last two years has been to Shanghai, China.

You can specialise in an area such as

* project management
* neighbourhood management
* community safety
* urban design
* heritage management
* housing
* business-led regeneration
* consultancy
* transport appraisal
* sustainable communities
* geographical information systems (GIS).

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

The course is also recognised by the Institution 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.


Our graduates are employed in a wide variety of areas including

* economic development and inward investment
* housing and neighbourhood management
* community enterprise and community development
* physical development of land and buildings
* commercial sectors

In addition to specialist jobs in regeneration, you gain the generic skills to compliment planners, surveyors and architects. Graduates are often employed in workplaces seeking transferable skills and organisational and management experience.

These include

* local government regeneration and planning teams
* government departments and agencies such as health, education, English Partnerships, Regional Development Agencies
* specialist private sector consultancies offering a range of regeneration services from project management to community engagement
* developers involved in city centres planning and the Thames Gateway
* partnership organisations such as Local Strategic Partnerships
* community initiatives and projects
* housing associations and transport providers
* trusts, voluntary and charitable organisations

Core modules * economic regeneration
* social inclusion
* urban renewal
* urban regeneration policy
* international perspective

Options * housing regeneration
* neighbourhood management
* inward investment and business development
* community economic development
* cultural regeneration
* heritage management
* sustainable communities
* consultancy project

Specialist degrees

Subject to demand, you may choose one of three specialist awards in local economic development, neighbourhood management or cultural regeneration.


Typically you need a first or upper second-class honours degree, or at least two years experience in a related field.

International students must also have an IELTS score of 6.5.

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

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
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.

193 (Grade B)

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.



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

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