School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Planning

Postgraduate Planning Degrees

These courses will be of interest if you wish to qualify as a professional planner or if you are looking for a course to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in a specialist area of planning and the built environment.

For full details of each course, including how to apply, please follow the links in the descriptions below.

Town Planning (MSc)

Our Town Planning MSc is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  It gives you the academic and professional core knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to practise professionally as a town and country planner.

You do not need to have previously studied planning to apply and it is a good option if you have a good honours degree and wish to become a professional town planner.

International Spatial Planning (MSc)

Our International Spatial Planning MSc is an exciting and demanding course that is ideal if you want to work in spatial planning from an international perspective. It helps you translate academic and professional knowledge, understanding and skills in urban planning into a context suitable for a globalised economy and rapidly urbanising world.

The course is accredited by the RTPI and you do not need to have previously studied planning to apply.

Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change (MSc)

Our Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change MSc prepares planners with specialised knowledge in sustainability and climate change issues.

It is accredited by the RTPI and attracts students primarily from science backgrounds.

Planning and Environment Research (MA)

Our Planning and Environment Research MA provides strong research training if you are looking to specialise in environmental or landscape planning research.  

It is accredited by the RTPI and is Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised.

Spatial Planning Diploma

Our Spatial Planning PGDip is designed to give you the academic and professional core knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to practise professionally as a town and country planner.

The course has partial (spatial) accreditation from the RTPI.

Architecture, Planning and Landscape (MA)

The Architecture, Planning and Landscape (MA) allows you to develop a broader critical understanding of the urban built environment. It is highly flexible, allowing you to choose from a wide variety of modules to suit your skills and interests.

This course combines taught and research elements, and offers a particularly wide range of choices for specialisation, drawing on the wide variety of postgraduate modules available within the School.

Architecture, Planning and Landscape - Design (MA)

The Architecture Planning and Landscape (Design) MA focusses on the interface between planning, landscape and architectural design in the creation of sustainable and successful places. This flexible and diverse course deals with these complex aspects in a creative and innovative way, with much of what you learn applicable worldwide.

Regional Development and Spatial Planning (MA)

Our Regional Development and Spatial Planning MA integrates regional development and spatial planning concerns in an international context. It brings together two disciplines and addresses the challenges of building capacity for analysis, strategy and policy making.

The course is a joint initiative involving staff based in the School and the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS).

Urban Energy Technology and Policy (MSc) and (MRes)

Our Urban Energy Technology and Policy MSc provides a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities. It offers specialist pathways in planning, architecture and engineering and a focus on the UK policy environment within the context of international energy challenges. The course builds on the latest professional practice, making it ideal for a career in urban energy infrastructure.

The course is also available as Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes. For the MRes you will carry out research-related project work in the multidisciplinary urban energy field. Your project will build on the latest professional practice and research. You will work alongside academic tutors and prospective employers from the private and public sectors.