Taught course

Spatial Planning

Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree. International students need a qualification equal to a 2:1 honours degree. Your degree can be in any subject, but preference is given to graduates of a related discipline such as planning, geography, urban studies, sociology, history, politics, economics, architecture, law or modern languages. Applicants who demonstrate significant knowledge and professional experience in UK town planning are welcome. We will consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and demonstrate aptitude for further study.

Months of entry


Course content

Planning is about understanding places and placemaking. This ensures that we can achieve the best social, economic and environmental outcomes. We offer a friendly and supportive environment for you to make the transition towards a career in:

  • planning
  • wider built environment professions.

Through our high-quality research and teaching we provide you with a complete planning education. You'll gain:

  • academic core knowledge
  • understanding
  • skills.

The course is a spatial planning conversion degree so you do not need to have studied planning before. It is for anyone with an interest in planning. The course attracts students from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.

Pathways are available in:

  • conservation
  • development
  • global development
  • green infrastructure and landscape planning
  • regeneration.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other 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

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    21 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