Architecture, Planning and Landscape MA

Architecture, Planning and Landscape MA

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months


This course 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.

The 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 of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.

There are only two compulsory modules on the course, giving you the flexibility to choose from a wide range of modules to suit your needs and interests. The opportunity to take modules with a very broad international theme makes this course extremely attractive to international students, offering the chance to express your learning in relation to your own country.

The course focuses on the more theoretical elements of planning and architecture but also offers some opportunity to undertake a small amount of design studio work.

This MA provides a grounding for students considering a PhD in architecture, planning or landscape, or those who wish to add a range of planning skills to an existing professional qualification in another discipline. It is relevant for anyone wishing to work in urban redevelopment or regeneration. It enhances the understanding and skills of those who are currently professional Urban Designers, Planners or Architects.


The learning environment is informal and friendly and the approach to teaching offers a mix of theoretical and practical modules. We place strong emphasis on team and individual project work, allowing you to put your learning into practice. An optional field trip to a country in Europe or Asia provides valuable practical project experience. The field trip is not included in the cost of the course (field trip costs are between £500 - 1000 for up to 2 weeks).

Student profile

Some of the most interesting things that we study are the economic and environmental issues, alongside others, that are related to buildings.

Raslana's student profile

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    This course is suspended for 2017 entry.

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Modules for 2017 entry

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will take optional modules to a value of 110 credits, with the approval of the Degree Programme Director, selected from postgraduate modules available in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape or, where appropriate, from elsewhere in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.



Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600


Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600


Full time: £16,200

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree. International students must have a qualification equal to a 2:1 honours degree.

Your degree must be in a related discipline, such as:

  • geography
  • sociology
  • architecture
  • planning
  • history
  • economics

You will also be considered if you have non-standard qualifications and you can demonstrate significant related experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

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If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Pathway courses

Our Architecture Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.


Vicky Young
Postgraduate Taught Secretary
School of Architecture Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6004