Standard entry to the course is open to those who have:
- GCSE, O-level (or equivalent) in Maths and English
- at least three years' suitable experience within the field of planning - in an advanced technical or administration post *
* Applicants who have two years' work experience in planning at the commencement of their studies, and hold at least one A-level at grade C will also be considered.
UK/EU applicants for MSc Spatial Planning who were unsuccessful because their undegraduate degree attainment was unsuitable, will be reconsidered for progression by completing this course to the required standard.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components.
An equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.
We advise applying in advance to secure places, and allow sufficient time for applications to be reviewed.
There is no formal application deadline (recruitment closes when teaching capacity is reached).
Applicants should also factor any time needed to meet offer conditions, arrange accommodation, and obtain a UK Tier 4 visa (if applicable).
Months of entry
Our Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies provides an access route to the Department of Planning's RTPI and RICS-accredited MSc in Spatial Planning. It is ideal for students who do not have the usual educational qualifications necessary for entry onto the course.
The course provides you with a general, yet critical, understanding of the planning process and some of the key issues and themes in contemporary spatial planning.
Our Department of Planning performs a leading role in research and consultancy. Clients and projects cover subjects from:
- local concerns
- multinational organisations
- government an
Our research feeds directly into our teaching so you will learn directly from the most current areas of practice.
The course is a one-year part-time (one day per week) undergraduate-level course.
Information for international students
This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as an access route to the MSc Spatial Planning.
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Course contact details
- +44 (0) 1865 484848