School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape


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.

Urban Planning (MSc)

Our Urban Planning MSc provides a core introduction to planning issues, professional and theoretical debates and their application to live cases and places. It focuses on core values and key principles, and is ideally suited to students looking to practice in the UK as well as internationally.

The course has five specialist pathways to suit your individual needs, background and career aspirations:

  • Development
  • Global Development
  • Regeneration
  • Conservation
  • Green Infrastructure & Landscape Planning

This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). This means it satisfies the standards set by the planning profession. The Development pathway is also accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and offers a RICS-accredited route to gain Chartered Surveyors status.

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 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.