12 months
15462 GBP/year
8856 GBP/year
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With specialisms in economic development, coastal regeneration and climate change, the Town Planning programme offered by University of Brighton will provide you with the understanding, skills and experience to practise as a professional town and country planner or surveyor.


The specialism of this course is sustainable coastal communities with a focus on climate change and flood risk, making it very relevant to our current times and location. You will gain the understanding, skills and experience to practise as a professional town and country planner or surveyor.

Town Planning programme offered by University of Brighton mixes theory and practice so that you'll learn to think and act both locally and globally and how to apply your knowledge in the real world.

The programme promotes critical thinking, community engagement, partnership building and leadership. It is taught from an outstanding location by the sea, the nearby South Downs National Park and a 180-degree catchment area. Each year, we run an optional but recommended international study visit. In the past, this has been to the Netherlands or France.


This course is an accessible and flexible route to the skills needed to work in future spatial planning environment - in the areas of planning policy, research and analysis and strategy formulation in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Graduates have successfully taken up key roles in local councils, the private sector, greenspace infrastructure, environmental agencies, harbour regeneration projects, for example at Sky, Natural England, the Environment Agency, Parker Dann, Boyer Planning, Mid Sussex District Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Horsham District Council, Lichfield Planning, Deloittes and city planning in Luxembourg.


Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Theory
  • Policy and Implementation in Town Planning
  • Sustainable Urbanism in Coastal Communities
  • Comparative Practice in Property and Planning 
  • Masters Dissertation
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Applications in Geographical Information Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environment Placement 
  • Spacial Data Analysis
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Systems for Environmental Management
  • Sustainable Construction

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Generally there's no deadline for applying for a postgraduate course at Brighton.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Degree and/or experience

  • Normally a 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15462 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15462 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8856 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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