Taught course

Town Planning

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree or above in a subject that is cognate within the built environment fields. Examples include Town Planning, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Landscape Design, Urban Studies, Geography and Building Surveying. Part-time students will benefit from being in relevant employment. Full-time students will benefit from recent experience in a relevant field of study or work. Those with the required degree classification in a non-cognate subject may be requested to follow some guided reading prior to commencing the course. •If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Core modules: Planning: Principles and Concepts, Plan making and Policy, Planning Implementation, Planning and Society, Site Studies and Urban Design, Sustainability and Environmental Management, Research Design and Methodology, Major Project/Dissertation for MSc Built Environment

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited course will provide you with comprehensive training and practical experience for a rewarding career in urban and suburban planning.

Main overview – Try to aim for no more than 250 words
How do you balance progress with sustainability or the needs of the many with the interests of the few? These questions are ever more significant in the UK, yet qualified planners are in short supply.
Study with us and you’ll gain the all-round professional skills required to shape policy and strategy, plan sustainably, negotiate or manage the planning process, and balance competing priorities.
We explore the practical, from the technical and environmental aspects of construction to the many legal, political, social, aesthetic and economic issues you’ll consider, and reconcile, as a planner.
By the time you graduate you’ll have met the training requirements of the RTPI. You can apply for professional membership after two years’ work experience.
Get ready to make your mark on the world as an in-demand planning professional.

We take pride in giving our graduates a great start as highly-qualified urban and suburban planners, whose knowledge and experience are well matched to the current needs of the industry. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Built Environment PhD.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from International students, Please visit our website for more information

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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UK/EU Students

International Students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-15 months
part time
28-33 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868