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

Source: REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework) and National Student Survey 2016

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.

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Thinking about a postgraduate degree in Urban Studies and Planning? Come along to our Postgraduate Open Day on 21 November

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USP Academics Win Top Research Awards

Two of our academics have won awards at the 2017 Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Research Excellence

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PhD scholarships for entry in 2018-19

Want to explore the important urban challenges of today and the future with us? We're looking for high quality PhD applicants to join our Research School in 2018-19.

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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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