Studyportals

Urban and Regional Planning

Heriot-Watt University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
15400 GBP/year
7400 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Urban and Regional Planning programme at Heriot-Watt University is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a professional planner.

Overview

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 the 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.

The Urban and Regional Planning programme at Heriot-Watt University 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.

Career

The programme equips you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional planner. The strong links to practitioners and employers are a vital part of developing these skills as well as your network of connections.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Planning Theories
  • Urban Economy and Property Market
  • Spatial Planning
  • Strategic Spatial Vision
  • UK and International Housing Policy
  • Governance, Participation and Community Planning
  • Social Sustainability
  • Environmental Planning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of 2:1 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a non-cognate discipline
  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area
  • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time fees:

  • Scotland / Non-UK EU: £3,700
  • England / Northern Ireland / Wales: £3,700
  • Overseas: £7,700

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Urban and Regional Planning
-
Heriot-Watt University

Wishlist