Taught course

Spatial Planning

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

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis, with particular consideration given to the applicant's practical experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme aims to help you acquire a broad foundation of knowledge in spatial planning, from which more detailed or specialist study can be developed, and to relate academic thinking and research at the forefront of spatial planning to your own experience, whether at work or otherwise.
Why Glasgow
  • 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.
  • If you satisfy the progression requirements, this qualification provides an entrance route to the MSc in City & Regional Planning, MSc in City Planning & Regeneration and MSc in City Planning & Real Estate Development.
  • You can gain this qualification in a manner that works best with your professional commitments, either through one year of full-time study or on a modular basis over two or more years.
  • 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.
Programme Structure

You will take four core courses and choose from a range of optional courses. Courses will involve you attending lectures, seminars and tutorials and taking part in project, lab, field and team work.

Core courses will provide you with an understanding of the fundamental concepts in planning and apply them to particular case studies. The key areas of spatial planning you will examine are

  • Planning systems and process
  • Governance and markets policies and processes
  • Spatial planning strategies

Career prospects

Career opportunities include positions in local and national government and private-sectors consultancies in spatial planning, development management and regeneration.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

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:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£2567
International students
£6500

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

flexible
48 months

Course contact details

Name
James White
Email
jamest.white@glasgow.ac.uk