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Develop the skills and a comprehensive understanding of urban and rural planning. This online Urban and Rural Planning course at Leeds Beckett University will train you to become an effective, professionally qualified planner. 

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As part of your Urban and Rural Planning course at Leeds Beckett University , you’ll:

  • Gain a critical awareness of the social, economic, political and regulatory nature of planning
  • Evaluate development strategies and assess the challenges of planned interventions, sustainability and climate change
  • Specialise in an area of personal interest through an Open University option module


This course will prepare you for work as a planner in a range of sectors including local or central government and private practice. You could gain employment in planning, development, construction management, urban design, local or regional council planning departments or charities and community planning initiatives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Context & Law
  • Local Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Urban & Sustainable Design Principles 
  • International Planning
  • Integrated Planning Project
  • Implementation & Delivery

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible. 


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • Have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects such as Geography, Urban Studies, Architecture, Surveying, Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainably, or Housing and Real Estate Management


  • Non-graduates will normally be required to complete some study with the Open University before starting on the MSc. This will consist of up to 240 credits, depending upon your academic and professional background. Applicants with significant relevant experience from the work environment may be considered without formal qualifications.


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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