Urban and Regional Planning
Department of Urban Studies and Planning,
Faculty of Social Sciences
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
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.
Study in Europe
You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities in either Aalborg, Amsterdam, Lyon or Milan.
Costs for field classes are not included in the tuition fee.
There are lectures, seminars, computer workshops and tutorials.
You’re assessed on your coursework and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
The employability of our graduates is of paramount importance to us. The development of skills, knowledge and personal attributes that enhance your career underpins our programme design. We have a dedicated Employability Manager, Amy Woolley, to support you. We’ll prepare you for employment after graduation.
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 score 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.