MA Town and Regional Planning
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences
Planning and investing in the spaces where we live and work has never been so important. An accredited MA from one of the UK's top planning schools can help you make a positive impact.
About the course
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Our one-year 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.
The costs for the field trip are not covered in the tuition fee. You can find out more on the department course page.
Examples of optional modules
Study in Europe
You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities.
As part of this MA, you'll have the opportunity to do a one-week placement in a public sector organisation.
Any costs for the placement (such as travel) are not included in the course fees.
1 year full-time
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).
You’re welcome to apply with a 2:2 degree, although we would normally expect to see 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 is a quick and easy process.
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