Taught course

Planning and Environment Research

Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. Your degree must be in a relevant subject area such as: planning; landscape; environmental science; environmental management; geography; architecture. The Degree Programme Director will also consider those with a 2:2 honours degree if you have a Master's level qualification or significant relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This master's in Planning and Environment Research will suit those looking to specialise in environmental or landscape planning research.

The course will prepare you for a PhD in the field of environmental/ landscape planning. It will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue a research career. You'll develop a range of strong research skills including data collection and analysis. These skills will be relevant to a variety of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

You'll gain an understanding of a range of contemporary and specialised issues in environmental planning research.

The course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the 1+3 system (master's plus PhD) for postgraduate studies. This provides UK students with a route to ESRC-funded doctoral study.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 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, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Vicky Young, Postgraduate Taught Secretary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
+44 (0) 191 208 6004