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Urban and Regional Planning, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) Online
The Urban and Regional Planning programme at Heriot-Watt University is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a professional planner.

About

Planning guides the future development and use of land. It is about where development should happen, where it should not and how it affects the quality of our surroundings. Urban and regional planning strives to design and deliver equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities where people can live, work and enjoy their leisure time. 

This involves promoting and facilitating development while protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment.

You will develop the ability to ask the right questions and find creative solutions to the challenges facing communities and the built environment.

Career

The Urban and Regional Planning programme at Heriot-Watt University equips you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional planner. The strong links to practitioners and employers are a vital part of developing these skills as well as your network of connections.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Theories
  • Urban Economy and Property Market
  • Spatial Planning
  • Strategic Spatial Vision
  • UK and International Housing Policy
  • Governance, Participation and Community Planning
  • Social Sustainability
  • Environmental Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3-7 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area.
  • For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered.
  • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation.

Funding

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