London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course is aimed at graduates from a variety of disciplines who are looking to pursue a worthwhile, challenging and rewarding course that leads into a career in spatial planning and related fields; it provides graduates with the full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) initial planning education; it combines core spatial planning units of study with specialist units in 1 of the following areas: environmental planning, urban design or urban regeneration.

Course Modules

Year 1: Planning history and theory; Planning law and practice; Sustainable places (with EU field study visit); Development and regeneration; Urban design ' the heart of planning; Dissertation (For MA award). One specialist module from: Neighbourhood management and renewal; Housing and urban development (housing specialism); Urban design project (urban design specialism); Urban regeneration strategies and projects (urban regeneration specialism); Environment and resource management; Transport, society and planning (environment specialism).

Course Additional Entry

A large proportion of applicants have a geography or social science first degree (minimum 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division). But in line with Royal Town Planning Institute policy we will consider candidates from a broad range of first degree disciplinary backgrounds in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,670  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £1,890  Academic year. First year home fees