Taught course

Urban and Rural Planning

University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Entry requirements

We normally require an honours degree of 2.2 or above.

If you have a relevant degree (such as Geography, Environmental Studies or Surveying) and/or a year or more of work or voluntary experience in Planning, you will only need to complete the three Planning Courses in order to gain the MSc. If you have Planning experience, you should describe it in detail your application.

If you do not have a relevant degree or Planning experience, you will first need to take the Open University Environment Course (DST206) before you can join the first Planning course.

Months of entry


Course content

Urban and rural planning plays an important role in society, and affects the way we all live. Its main concern is with managing acceptable and sustainable environmental change in a constantly changing world, and being at the forefront of shaping that world for future generations.

The MSc Urban and Rural Planning is led by UWE Bristol and delivered by a group of four UK planning Schools and the Open University. The four planning schools are:

  • Department of Geography and Environmental Management, UWE
  • Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, Leeds Beckett University
  • Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University
  • School of the Environment, Dundee University

Qualification and course duration


36 months

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44 (0)117 32 83333