M.Sc. On Campus

Spatial Planning

Oxford Brookes University

12 months
15900 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Spatial Planning programme at the Oxford Brookes University is a benchmark qualification for those wishing to enter the planning profession.  


The Spatial Planning programme at the Oxford Brookes University takes a broad approach to the “traditional” field of city and regional or town and country planning. And combines core planning education with the development of expertise in specialist areas.

You will develop a broad and flexible level of knowledge and understanding which enables you to adapt to developing pressures during your career.

Accredited by the RTPI, the course centres on the role of spatial planning in tackling the key challenges that our built and natural environments are facing in the coming decades. Throughout the course you’ll gain the wide-ranging knowledge and skills that you need to succeed as a practitioner in the planning profession. 

Career prospects

This course has been designed to develop your professional skills and knowledge of the sector to allow you to succeed in your career ambitions. We use a variety of teaching and learning approaches to deliver a theoretically informed and practice-focused programme. These include workshops, seminars, design studios, lectures and online discussion forums. 

All students have access to the course’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to gain access to teaching and learning materials, and discussion forums, at times that best suit you.


Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Place Making
  • Planning for Sustainable Futures: Environment, Health and Society
  • Law, Policy and Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Approaches to Urban Design
  • Research Methods

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open to applicants who hold a 2.1 undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline, as well as those seeking continuing professional development.
  • We will actively consider applications from candidates with lower degrees, who can evidence relevant planning & development experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Home (UK) part time: £4,500

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 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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