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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides a core introduction to planning issues, professional and theoretical debates and their application to live cases and places. Urban Planning is the understanding of the place making processes that underpins places, society and the environment. It is 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 course is pending accreditation by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The Development pathway is also pending accreditation by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and will offer a RICS-accredited route to gain Chartered Surveyors status. The course is suitable: if you are new to studying planning and if you have before studied planning in a different regulatory context. You will learn fundamentals of planning; academic underpinnings of planning; principles of planning and legal, economic, social, political frameworks in which planning is situated.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module comes under Green infrastructure and landscape planning pathway. This module will allow students to follow up and deepen their understanding of GI and landscape planning gained in semester 1. Students will work on a project for which they will write the brief. Students may work in groups or individually, but where the work is predominantly group work a clear individual contribution must be shown. Students will present their work at key stages for review during the semester.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:2 honours degree. International students need a qualification equal to a 2:1 honours degree. Your degree can be in any subject, but preference is given to graduates of a related discipline such as: Planning, geography, urban studies, sociology, history, politics, economics, architecture, law or modern languages. Applicants who demonstrate significant knowledge and professional experience in UK town planning are welcome. We will consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and demonstrate aptitude for further study.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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