Urban and Regional Planning
Department of Urban Studies and Planning,
Faculty of Social Sciences
Our one-year (12 months) masters will help you get started in the planning profession. The course examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas. We’ll show you how research is used in policy-making and evaluation. You’ll develop research and design skills, and specialise in an aspect of planning.
This course is full-time only.
Study in Europe
You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities.
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
- Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Development
- Values in Planning
- Research Methods
- Spatial Planning Systems or Urban Development in the Global South
- Integrated Project or Urban Design in the Global South and International Field Class
Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:
- Cities of the South: Planning for Informality
- Planning Law
- Issues in Housing
- GIS for Built Environment Professionals
- Advanced Software Skills for Urban Design
For a full list of optional modules, please visit the department's website.
1 year full-time
The course was a valuable experience that provided me with the knowledge and skills to work in planning and the opportunity to apply for jobs across a wide range of sectors.
MSc Urban and Regional Planning
For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience).
We will consider your application if you have a 2.2 degree but we would expect you to have evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 6900
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.