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Spatial Planning and Development

12 months
Duration
20700 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
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About

The MSc Spatial Planning and Development from Cardiff University aims to put you on the road to being a good planner.

Overview

The MSc Spatial Planning and Development from Cardiff University (accredited by the RTPI and RICS) is the ideal starting point for your career as a planner or surveyor and will develop and strengthen your core planning and development skills, relevant and applicable to a range of spatial scales. It will provide you with the theoretical knowledge, critical insight and practical abilities to achieve your ambitions and positively contribute to the practices and policies of planning and development, in the UK and beyond.

Learning outcomes

Planning and development is often undertaken in diverse, and sometimes unequal or unjust societies and can be the subject of debate and struggle. This is why, while acquiring the specialist skills you will need to succeed, we’ll also help you nurture your professional judgement and be sensitive to wider ethical, political and environmental challenges. We'll empower you to question the status quo and challenge your own thinking to form and articulate independent conclusions.

Our focus is on planning and development in advanced market economies, especially the UK and Europe, but the programme’s exploration of planning and development is comparative, and the skills taught are applicable in many planning contexts.

Career prospects

Graduates of this course do extremely well in getting the jobs they want and the input of people from practice into the degree keeps it relevant. You also benefit from making great contacts.

Principal graduate employment destinations are UK and EU town and regional planning organisations, including local and regional authorities, national government agencies, private planning consultancy firms and voluntary organisations. We also have students employed in North America and Australia.

Accreditation

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Site Planning, Design and Development
  • Live Project
  • Planning and Real Estate
  • Critical Planning Practice and Research
  • Environmental Policy and Climate Change

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This is a conversion course. Conversion courses allow you to study a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or current career, and support you with a change of career path. No prior knowledge or degree in the subject is required.

  • Applicants should normally hold a minimum 2:2 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 6.5(to include 5.5 in each sub-score) or equivalent will be required. Pre-course English Language tuition is available.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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.

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