Research course

Regional and Urban Planning Studies

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Regional and Urban Planning Studies

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies is a unique planning programme as it is based on the economics, geography and the politics of land-use planning, drawing on LSE’s strength in interdisciplinary teaching.

The programme has a long tradition in training both people seeking careers in urban and regional planning policy and mid-career professionals. It attracts students from all over the world including North and South America, Asia and Europe.

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.

We provide strong professional linkages through our very active alumni network and links to the Association of European Planning Schools. This programme benefits from a partnership agreement with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), thus conferring professional recognition upon graduation.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £13,008
International students
Total: EU £13,008 Non EU £20,112

Please see the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613