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Urban and Regional Planning Online MSc

Urban and Regional Planning Online MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Regional Planning Urban Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course can be studied via Online Learning, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. Planning guides the future development and use of land. It is about where development should happen, where it should not and how it affects the quality of our surroundings. Urban and regional planning strives to design and deliver equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities where people can live, work and enjoy their leisure time. This involves promoting and facilitating development while protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment. Our Urban and Regional Planning degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a professional planner. You will develop the ability to ask the right questions and find creative solutions to the challenges facing communities and the built environment. This course is delivered by the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute which offers excellence links with local employers through their Partnership Board. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode



7 years

Start date



This module provides students with an understanding of environmental management within planning systems both in the UK and internationally, within a context of climate change and improving the environmental and social sustainability of cities.
Dissertation (MSc students only)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students pay £1310 per module and £1690 for the Dissertation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students pay £1310 per module and £1690 for the Dissertation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area; For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered; Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered. PG Diploma level entry applicants must have: Degree in a related subject area plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience post qualification. Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and the number of successful applicants will be restricted.