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University of Sheffield

Urban Studies and Planning

UCAS Code: K400
MPlan 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Planning (urban, rural & regional)
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£23k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Relevant subject area required.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Relevant subject area required.

International Baccalaureate
32

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Development, planning and the state; planning project; the making of urban places; data analysis and presentation; economics for spatial planning; information and communication skills; the environmental challenge; state of Sheffield - global perspectives on local issues. Year 2: European urban field class; profit, planning and context; spatial analysis; the development process; urban design and place-making; urban theory and politics. Year 3: Independent specialised study in planning; development planning; environmental policy and planning; planning law and development control; values, theory and ethics in spatial planning. Year 4: Critical perspectives on planning practices; local action planning report.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

9%
82%
9%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

5%
95%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

97%
3%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

76%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
59% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
371 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

8%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

58%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject – planning is a very popular Masters degree. So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. Those who leave after their first degree are more likely to go into surveying. The subject is in demand, though, so despite the downturn in construction, planning graduates are less likely than the average to be out of work.
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