Planning and Sustainable Development, Master | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
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Planning and Sustainable Development

24 months
16700 EUR/year
6830 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s Degree in Planning and Sustainable Development at University College Cork is an internationally-recognised, professionally-accredited master’s course in spatial planning and development for cities, regions, towns, rural areas, and neighbourhoods.


As chartered professionals, Master’s in Planning and Sustainable Development at University College Cork graduates tackle real-world sustainability and environmental challenges in public, private and community settings throughout the world.

Learning outcomes

The Master’s in Planning and Sustainable Development is a comprehensive, two-year course compatible with European standards and with international professional training models for planning. 

Our graduates come from many different disciplines, so our course offers a rich learning environment for people to fine-tune their areas of interest into a practical, ethical and effective field of action with relevance in the contemporary world.

Programme Structure

Modules will cover topics including:

  • Infrastructure and Transport in Land Use Planning
  • Foundations in Planning and Sustainable Development
  • Contemporary Concepts in Planning Theory
  • Global Planning Practice and Issues
  • Regional, National and Transnational Planning
  • Planning and Management of Natural Resources
  • Planning and Landscape for Rural Environments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this course you need to have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or higher in arts, social science, architecture, engineering, science, commerce, or law (or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, and subject to the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, candidates who have a primary degree other than an honour, and who demonstrate a high level of relevant work experience, may also be eligible for entry to the course under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • Selection will be based on academic achievement, a written expression of interest, an interview and any relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6830 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /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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