Regional Development and Spatial Planning MA; PGDip

MA: 12 months full time; 24 month part time
PGDip: 9 months full time; 18 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £12,075 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This specialist multidisciplinary programme will address the emergent challenges to build capacity for analysis, strategy and policy making for regional development and spatial planning. Individuals and institutions in the public, private and voluntary/community sectors will be studied within an international context.

The programme aims to:
• provide knowledge and understanding of contemporary regional development, governance and spatial planning theory, policy and practice in an international context
• develop practical skills and capabilities required to engage, research and participate in the emergent regional development and spatial planning agendas.

You will have the opportunity to carry out UK- and internationally-based fieldwork providing valuable practical project experience.


Find out  more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

A second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant social science subject including economics, geography, law, management, planning, and politics. 

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent. 

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

School studentships and/or fees bursaries may be available - see the School's website for the latest information.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place. 

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Karyn McCloud
Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught)
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7200

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Geography.

Student profiles:

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I would recommend international students to definitely look in to Newcastle. It is in a great area of the UK which is often overlooked and the city and University has a lot to offer its students. You can live here on a low budget with a friendly atmosphere. It is definitely worth looking into.

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