Taught course

City Planning and Transport

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a social science, arts, humanities or related subject. Applicants with a lower second Honours degree may be accepted, if warranted by strong references and/or relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme explores the economic underpinnings of urban development and transport, the processes and institutions of urban governance, and the relationships between places, urban society and transport.

  • The programme will help you understand the complex relationship between transport and other urban sectors as well as spatial planning processes.
  • This programme sits within the highly regarded Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration suite of professional degrees. You will benefit from site visits and contributions from expert practitioners in the field.
  • The City of Glasgow won £24 million from the UK Technology Strategy Board for a Future City Demonstrator to make the city more liveable by adopting new technologies and integrating city systems. You will have the chance to learn about transport-related initiatives and use data collected from the City of Glasgow for your research.
  • Opportunities to learn advanced analytical methods (e.g. statistical analysis and visualisation) will be provided via the programme’s close link to the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow.
  • An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £8,000
International students
Full time: EU £8,000 Non EU £16,650

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

James White