M.Sc. On Campus

Urban Planning

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

18 months
12321 USD/year
12321 USD/year
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The MSc Urban Planning programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University provides you with an international grounding in urban planning centred on the theme of urban regeneration.


The MSc Urban Planning programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University suits students from a range of different backgrounds and it is not limited to those with an urban planning undergraduate degree. Through the programme you will gain the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills required to become an urban planner, capable of tackling urban regeneration challenges in diverse contexts, and of providing a vision for future cities.

China is experiencing unprecedented urbanisation in terms of the speed and nature of growth. One of the key issues for future practitioners will be how to deal with the challenge of reusing, transforming and regenerating the existing urban fabrics of China’s megacities in order to achieve a more sustainable model of urbanisation.


Graduates from this programme are well prepared for careers in a range of areas including urban planning, policy development, urban design, and property development. Graduates may also find employment with community groups as an advocate to give them a voice in built environment decision-making processes, or with local and central government, and non-governmental organisations both national and international.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice of Urban Regeneration
  • Governance and Finance of Urban Regeneration
  • Politics, Society and Participation
  • Place-making and Urban Design
  • Sustainable Urban Planning Strategies
  • Heritage, Historic Districts and Conservation
  • Spatial Analysis and Visualisation
  • Fundamentals of Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor Degree in a relevant field, such as urban planning, urban design, architecture, geography, economics, management, environmental science, social policy or public policy


  • UK upper second class honours (2:1) or equivalent


  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2020 Shanghai Ranking-75 percent or above (Weighted Average Mark)
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2020 Shanghai ranking-80-85 percent or above (Weighted Average Mark), depending on your undergraduate institution


  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or
  • 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12321 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18482 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    12321 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18482 USD for the full programme during 18 months.

RMB 120,000 for the entire programme.

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /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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