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MA Town and Regional Planning

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Town Planning Regional Planning

Course type


Course Summary

Course Details

Become a spatial planning expert with the ability to advise clients on the effective use of land and an understanding of local authority controls relating to many aspects of policy, including transportation, communities, the environment and the quality of the built environment. You will study the rationale behind spatial planning and you will be encouraged to reflect on your own work as you develop your selfawareness and explore the ethics of planning practice. Whether you are involved in planning in the public, private or voluntary sectors, this is an opportunity to enhance your professional development, build on your existing education or qualifications and extend your knowledge of spatial planning. After graduating, you will be able to apply for full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute once you have completed two years of relevant planning experience and its Assessment of Professional Competence.

Course Benefits

The School of Built Environment & Engineering is establishing networks across the major clients, contractors and supply chains in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. This includes links to the relevant professional bodies including the Royal Town Planning Institute, who accredit this award and the Department of Communities and local government. Staff teaching on the course are research active, providing a rich learning environment and offering opportunities to access case studies, take part in site visits and to interact with local practitioners via regular conferences and seminars. We have previously provided work opportunities through placements and internships. Opportunities also exist for graduates to access a research degree to Doctorate level.


This module critically examines historical interpretations of sustainable communities and their policy dimensions and expressions. Students undertake a systematic analysis of a locality and generate sustainability strategies, working to local practitioners as clients and relating proposals to local delivery mechanisms.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.