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Spatial Planning and Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The MSc Spatial Planning and Development is the ideal starting point for taking on the professional challenges of making liveable, prosperous places. You will develop core planning knowledge and skills, professional judgement and the specialist skills necessary to make you employable with a range of organisations.

The course is underpinned by a recognition that planning is undertaken in diverse, and sometimes unjust, societies, and that objectives and approaches to planning can be subjects of debate and struggle. The course will provide you with the sensitivity and ability to form independent judgements on these ethical, political and professional matters.

While its focus is on planning in developed capitalist societies, especially the UK/Europe, its understanding of planning is comparative, and the skills taught are applicable in many planning contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Site Planning, Design and Development
  • Live Project
  • Planning and Real Estate
  • Planning: Nature, Purpose and Instruments
  • Development and Urbanisation Processes
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Policy and Climate Change
  • Designing Cities
  • Housing in a Globalising World

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity

                      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                      Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                      Part-time
                      • Average part-time duration 24 months
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    • Minimum required score:

                      7

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      100

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                    General Requirements

                    • Applicants should normally hold a first or second class Honours degree in an appropriate subject. This MSc is suitable for graduates in most subjects and is a particularly popular choice for graduates in economics, geography, architecture, sociology, engineering, politics and history.
                    • Applications from mature students with a relevant professional background are also welcome. The course is specifically aimed at those wishing to gain a professional qualification in planning.
                    • If English is not your first language a minimum standard in English language of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent will be required. Pre-course English Language tuition is available.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      17650 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 17650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • National

                      7950 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Cardiff

                    • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

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

                    Funding

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