Master in Planning

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above plus one of the following • 230 tariff points from at least two GCE/VCE A levels. AS levels and key skills may count towards these points. • A levels – 16 points from two or more A levels • BTEC – overall pass with six merits at level 3 • GNVQ – advanced with merit plus a minimum of two additional subjects • Irish Leaving Certificate – standard university entrance requirements • Scottish Higher – standard university entrance requirements • Access – pass • other equivalent qualifications, foundation course or work experience We welcome applications from people of any age. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered.
  • Academic title
    Master in Planning
  • Course description
    This course is for those who have recently left school or college, and mature students who may have been in work for a number of years. You may currently work in a public, private or voluntary organisation.

    The course is practice-oriented with a strong academic and theoretical basis. You gain a thorough foundation in spatial planning and the opportunity to develop a specialist area.

    You also develop the communication, strategic thinking and analytical skills needed to work at a professional level.

    You study and get the chance to specialise in areas of planning including • regeneration • housing • environmental issues • conservation • design • transport. You are encouraged to draw on your work experience in completing assignments.

    The course involves a large amount of project and practice-oriented work, including study visits outside Sheffield.

    Our staff have planning expertise in a range of areas and many of them have worked in the public and private sectors, which means they can help provide real projects for you to work on.

    Planners are in demand throughout the industry and your career prospects are excellent.

    Associated careers

    You can find careers in areas such as • the private sector • local authorities • transport companies • urban regeneration agencies • retail and property developers • environmental agencies • housing associations and related areas.

    Course content

    Level one core modules
    • information and research skills • neighbourhood renewal • planning issues and policies • planning principles and design • socio-economic context

    Level two core modules
    • business for the professional • society, politics and cities • geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis • strategic and transport planning

    Level two option
    • work-based project

    Level three core modules
    • local planning policy • planning perspectives • strategic policy and planning

    Level three option
    • work-based project

    Level four core modules
    • spatial planning project • urban planning and design • urban regeneration practice

    Level five core modules
    • consultancy project • professional management skills • development control practice and law • policy review

    Level six core modules
    • international comparisons • environmental project management

    Level six options
    • business-led regeneration • social inclusion and cohesion • community safety • creative cities • GIS • heritage management • sustainable rural development • visitor and sustainable tourism management • landscape planning and restoration • neighbourhood management • transport appraisal • urban design frameworks

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