M.A.-Town and Regional Planning
A career in planning is both exciting and challenging. Planners work in complex environments, exploring ways of resolving problems and enhancing the attributes of our urban and rural areas. This requires skills not only to understand the diverse contexts in which planners work but also how to act within them. As one of our graduates you will be equipped for a career at the forefront of this field.
Our 12 month MA course in planning is an innovative course aimed at enabling students from a wide range of backgrounds to gain the skills and knowledge relevant to a career in planning. The course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), allowing graduates to become chartered members of the Institute once necessary RTPI practice requirements have been met.
With our help, you will develop your knowledge of the world in which you will practice as a planner. You will engage with and critically evaluate concepts and ideas about urban and rural communities. And you will bring together theory and practice to imagine new opportunities to enhance urban and rural living.
You will initially be given a grounding in the core skills required of planners, and will then apply this in the spring semester in a real-life project. You will also get the chance to specialise by choosing from a wide range of option modules. A fully-supervised dissertation completes the year.
The course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), allowing graduates to become chartered members of the Institute once necessary RTPI practice requirements have been met. We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are:
• £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500
• £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards
We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 7.0 with at least 6 in written component, or TOEFL 575 (paper based) or 232 (computer based), or equivalent.