Taught course

Urban Planning

UWE Bristol · Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

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Entry requirements

Please see http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/K4911 for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Urban Planning is suited to a range of entrants - graduates from related disciplines, such as geography, professionals from planning practice, and those from non-related backgrounds who are passionate about the subject. It's accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute, and prepares you for work as a planner in a wide range of roles, including in local or central government, private practice and the third sector. We also prepare you for potential work outside the UK, with an international context to the knowledge and skills you develop.

Linking learning with current practice

The MSc Urban Planning course comprises advanced postgraduate study in urban planning, firmly underpinned by a wide range of research some of which is carried out by the course's excellent teaching staff and by faculty scholarships, consultancy and links with practice. Indeed, learning is strongly linked to practice, helping you become an effective, professionally qualified planner.

MSc Urban Planning course also offers a range of study patterns to allow easier access to the course. Available over one or two years, it includes 'time out' options to help you manage you personal and professional commitments around your studies.

You can specialise, too. We provide core planning knowledge and skills, with a range of specialised areas of planning available as you progress.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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