Taught course

Regional and Urban Planning Studies

Institution
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Geography and Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in relevant social science or professional qualifications and experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies is a strongly focused and internationally based planning programme that has a long tradition in training both people seeking careers in urban and regional planning policy and mid-career professionals. Founded in 1966 by the Departments of Economics, Geography and Government, the programme (now housed solely in the Department of Geography and Environment) continues a strong interdisciplinary focus challenging students to understand cities and regions from an economic, social and environmental perspective. The MSc aims to provide a common understanding of the various influences affecting the planning process, and to teach a set of research skills that will help planners in practice. These skills include urban and regional economic analysis, the evaluation of environmental and regional policies and the study of institutional and political factors that impact city and regional development. These perspectives will be applied to London and to a wide range of countries and cities through lectures and seminar debate.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5

Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
The Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613