Taught course

International Planning Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Applicants with a lower second class Honours degree may be accepted, subject to strong references and/or relevant work experience. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below) Common equivalent English language qualifications: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: Language Centre, University of Glasgow BALEAP guide to accredited courses FAQs Visa requirements and proof of English language level It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements. If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency: UK Border Agency Tier 4 English Language requirements UKBA list of approved English language tests For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is a combined spatial planning degree that offers students the unique opportunity to specialize in international planning. Interdisciplinary and holistic in nature, this programme develops the core urban planning knowledge and skills necessary for planning practitioners with a professional interest in global planning systems.

  • This programme is intended to prepare students for a career as a chartered town planner as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
  • There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars.
  • There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you to arrange professional work placements.
  • The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Programme Structure

You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in international planning. There is also an opportunity to take part in an international study trip.

Core semester 1 courses are largely based on lectures, seminars and tutorials, and will build your understanding of planning and urban theories and principles. Case studies will be used to examine urban development, planning systems and processes in western and rapidly urbanising countries while also learning from the urban experience in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Towards the end of semester 1 you will start to develop core skills and build upon them in semester 2 through field, project and team work. This is designed to build your spatial planning competencies and become a reflective practitioner.

Core Courses

  • Contemporary planning systems
  • Designing places
  • Development process
  • Development economics
  • Global cities
  • Governance and markets
  • Professional practice, ethics and management
  • Spatial planning strategies.

Optional Courses

  • Asian sities
  • International urban challenges.

Information for international students

IELTS: overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE: B minimum CPE: C minimum PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

Fees and funding

UK students
£7000
International students
£14500

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/internationalplanningstudies/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months
block mode
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Amini Kamete
Email
amini.kamete@glasgow.ac.uk