Taught course

Spatial Planning

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

Entry requirements

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

Programme Structure

The Certificate requires you to take four core planning courses (40 credits) 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

Background and Aims

The Postgraduate Certificate in Spatial Planning is a 60-credit programme intended to provide a recognised University qualification for practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding through reflective and structured CPD learning. It may also serve as a launch pad for less experienced students into the MSc programme in Real Estate, Planning & Regeneration. Depending on the topic courses, this qualification provides an entrance route on the MSc in City and Regional Planning, MSc in City Planning and Regeneration, MSc in City Planning and Real Estate Development and MSc in International Planning Studies if students satisfy the progression requirements.

The Certificate can be taken over one year or on a modular basis over two or more years to match the student's preferred time commitment.

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: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59

Fees and funding

UK students
£2333

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

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

block mode
48 months

Course contact details

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