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.
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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLandscape Architecture Environmental Management Urban Planning View 160 other Masters in Environmental Management in United Kingdom
- 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
International15400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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