12 months
19900 GBP/year
8350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Spatial Planning with Sustainable Urban Design course from University of Dundee focuses specifically on developing and enhancing your knowledge and critical understanding of the principles and practice of urban design to achieve sustainable cities and regions.

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By taking the Spatial Planning with Sustainable Urban Design course from University of Dundee , you'll be able to suggest intervention strategies to improve regeneration of declining places and cities.

You will also develop your understanding of spatial analysis, statutory planning, property development processes, and sustainability in contemporary cities and sustainable urban design.

Covid-19 is reframing the shape of our places. Planning can support that change and help us achieve a sustainable future. Planning expertise will be crucial in managing change in our built and natural environments and for the wellbeing of people.

Post Covid-19, and with growing attention on the climate emergency, our built environment is unlikely to return to its previous form. The role of planning is vital in the creation of 15-minute cities and other strategies for change at both a local and strategic level.

Our academic staff have a strong research and practice background in specialist areas. We collaborate with key planning agencies in and around Dundee, meaning you can learn from practitioners through lectures, seminars, and fieldwork. This also means you will have the opportunity to engage with 'live' projects as part of your learning.

The father of town planning, Patrick Geddes was a professor at this university, which means we have strong historical links to the planning profession.


You could work in areas such as:

  • urban and rural planning
  • natural resources and environmental protection
  • city regeneration
  • renewable energies
  • urban design
  • urban conservation
  • property development
  • housing development
  • public policy
  • environmental impact assessments
  • transport

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Spatial Planning
  • Spatial Analysis 
  • Property Development Processes 
  • Statutory Planning 
  • Sustainable Urban Design 
  • Sustainability in Contemporary Cities 
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in Architecture, Economics, Geography, Engineering, or a related subject at lower second class or above
  • Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant MSc, outlining any relevant work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8350 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Ukraine, Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland - £ 8,350

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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