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5373F - Urban Planning MSc

Urban Planning MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Our Urban Planning master's provides a core introduction to planning issues, professional and theoretical debates and their application to live cases and places.

Overview

Urban Planning is the understanding of the place making processes that underpins places, society and the environment. It's also interdisciplinary, with professionals having an understanding across a range of topics. You'll gain an understanding of the fundamentals required for a successful career in planning or the wider built environment professions.

The Urban Planning master's is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The Development pathway is partially accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and offers a RICS-accredited route to gain Chartered Surveyors status.

The course is suitable:

  • if you are new to studying planning
  • if you have studied planning before but in a different regulatory context

Leading planning academics teach our modules. They are members of planning teaching staff in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. Their world-leading research informs the teaching programme.

We teach the course on our Newcastle campus. You can study full time over 12 months or part time over two years.

Part-time study consists of the same modules and options as the full-time programme.

This master's in Urban Planning has five specialist pathways. Choose a pathway to suit your individual needs, background and career aspirations.

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What you'll learn

Through this master's in Urban Planning you'll learn:

  • fundamentals of planning
  • academic underpinnings of planning
  • principles of planning
  • legal, economic, social, political frameworks in which planning is situated

The majority of the course consists of a series of compulsory modules. They introduce you to the core values and principles of planning. You'll build on these throughout the rest of your studies and professional life. The main focus of these modules is the UK system complemented by international examples.

You'll also have a choice of optional modules. These help you to develop a specialisation in planning practice informed by the latest research.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

 

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities during your time at Newcastle.

 

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Vicky Young
Postgraduate Taught Secretary
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6004
Email: vicky.young1@ncl.ac.uk

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