We're the top RTPI accredited Planning School in the UK.

Source: REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework)

We're an internationally-renowned centre of excellence for the study of planning and real estate. We help make better, safer, more attractive and sustainable places.

PhD funding options now open

There are a number of funding options available or you to study youre PhD here at USP.

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Prof Crook comments on Conservative housing pledge

Prof Tony Crook comments on George Osbourne's spending review re housing.

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Dr Rae featured in international media

Dr Alasdair Rae's data visualisation work has been featured in numerous international and national press articles.

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National Student Survey

Student feedback is vital to our Department. Without it, we can’t improve and enhance the experience for students of the future. That’s why we’re asking final-year undergraduates students for less than 10 minutes of your time to complete the National Student Survey (NSS).

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Learn at one of the world's and the UK's top planning schools. Our courses equip you with the knowledge and skills to build a successful career in planning and other professions.

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Our internationally-acclaimed research is assessed as world leading with outstanding outputs and impacts across a range of research subjects.

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