18 months
55600 AUD/year
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Hone your critical thinking skills and gain knowledge and understanding about urban and regional planning with a Urban and Regional Planning program from The University of Western Australia. The master's is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). 

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Urban and regional planners ensure that cities, towns and regions have vibrant economies and communities, provide for a high quality of life, and are environmentally sustainable. To achieve this, planners need a good understanding of the way in which societies, economies and environments operate and interact. This Urban and Regional Planning program from The University of Western Australia develops students’ knowledge of concepts and methods, in urban and regional planning and their ability to apply research skills to planning issues.

Career Pathways 

Planners are employed by local governments, state governments (such as the Department of Planning and the Department of State Development) and in private practice with planning consultancies and property developers. And, they work across a diverse range of areas, including: regional development, environmental management, urban design, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching, land development, and social planning and community development. Graduates of this course are also employable internationally, helping to solve social, economic and environmental problems in other parts of the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning 
  • Planning Theory and Practice 
  • Planning Law 
  • Statutory Planning  
  • Planning and Governance 
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning; or
  • Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 83400 AUD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,747.06

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /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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