2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject (e.g. geography, history, economics, architecture, environmental design). If you are unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme was previously known as City & Regional Planning.
This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city planning. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career. You will have the opportunity to study city planning with a pathway specialism in either housing, international planning, regeneration, transport, or urban design.
- This programme is intended to prepare you for a career as a chartered town planner, and as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
- There is significant input from industry into teaching on the programme. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations.
- Specialist pathways will allow you to explore a particular area of city planning in more detail. Choose from housing, international planning, regeneration, transport, and urban design.
- The programmes is delivered via a dynamic combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and field visits to provide you with both a theoretical and practical appreciation of city planning.
- An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complexities city planning in a world city. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, and Battersea Power Station.
Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute and can develop your career as a chartered town planner. Opportunities exist in planning and development agencies and consultancies, property developers, house builders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.
Course contact details
- James White