Taught course

Regional Development and Spatial Planning

Newcastle University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent to a 2:1 honours degree. You degree must be in a relevant social science subject including economics, geography, law, management, planning and politics.

Months of entry


Course content

This course integrates regional development and spatial planning concerns in an international context. It brings together two disciplines and addresses the challenges of building capacity for analysis, strategy and policy making.
The course is a joint initiative involving staff based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (APL).
The Regional Development and Spatial Planning course offers a distinctive integration of regional development and spatial planning not found at other institutions elsewhere in the UK. It has an international focus and outlook and includes conceptual, practical and policy content. There is an emphasis on links between theory, policy and practice.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
+44 (0) 191 208 7200