Taught course

International Planning and Sustainable Development

University of Westminster, London · Planning and Transport

Entry requirements

You should have a good first degree (normally Second Class Honours or above) in a relevant built environment or land planning related discipline (such as urban or transport planning, architecture, landscape design, surveying, civil engineering, or land management) from a higher education institute in the UK or EU, or a comparable qualification from another country. Alternatively, you may have a good first degree (normally Second Class Honours or above) in a relevant human geography, social or environmental science subject, and relevant practical experience of working in a built environment discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain and in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable development, whether to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. Through the course you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks.

There are two pathways through the course. The Spatial Planning Pathway has a strong urban design component and an emphasis on the development planning process. The Urban Resilience Pathway provides a sustainable development-focused route with a core emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation planning. Both pathways cover all these aspects to some degree.

If you take the Postgraduate Certificate, you take three 20 credit modules from Westminster's International Planning and Sustainable Development MA course. The Postgraduate Certificate usually takes one year to complete part-time.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

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