For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience).
You’re welcome to apply with a 2:2 degree, although we would normally expect to see evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.
Months of entry
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
Our one-year masters will help you get started in the planning profession.
The course examines the factors that shape cities and rural areas. We’ll show you how research is used in policy-making and evaluation. You’ll develop research and design skills, and specialise in an aspect of planning.
- Spatial Planning Systems or Urban Development in the Global South
- Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Development
- Values in Planning
- Research Methods
- Integrated Project or Urban Design in the Global South and International Field Class
The costs for the field trip are not covered in the tuition fee. You can find out more on the department course page.
Examples of optional modules
- Cities of the South: Planning for Informality
- Planning Law
- Issues in Housing
- Sustainable Development: A Critical Perspective
- Advanced Software
- Skills for Urban Design
Placement As part of this MA, you'll have the opportunity to do a one-week placement in a public sector organisation. Any costs for the placement (such as travel) are not included in the course fees.
Study in Europe
You have the option to spend the spring semester at one of our European partner universities.
1 year full-time. Full-time only.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 6900