University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain an in'depth understanding of planning and sustainable development, whether to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. Through the course you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks. Based in London, you will have access to internationally recognised experience of spatial planning for sustainable development, and explore contemporary theories, public policy thinking and good practice in planning in both the developed and developing worlds. We work with UN'HABITAT and like'minded institutions to promote the socially and environmentally sustainable development of towns, cities and regions, in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals. If you are unable to study for a full Master's, we also offer a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate.

Course Additional Entry

You should have a good 1st degree (normally 2nd Class Honours or above) in a relevant built environment or land planning related discipline (such as urban or transport planning, architecture, landscape design, surveying, civil engineering, or land management) from a higher education institute in the UK or EU, or a comparable qualification from another country. Alternatively, you may have a good 1st degree (normally 2nd Class Honours or above) in a relevant human geography, social or environmental science subject, and relevant practical experience of working in a built environment discipline.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £1,300  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £725  Credit module. First year home fees