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Full time & Part time September PGDip 9 months full time, 21 months part time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3)

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The PGDip in Spatial Planning at Newcastle University offers a comprehensive planning education for those interested in understanding and shaping our built environment. Whether you have a background in planning or not, this programme provides a friendly and supportive environment to develop your skills. With pathways in areas such as conservation, development, and regeneration, you'll gain a solid foundation in planning principles and have the opportunity to specialize in areas aligned with your interests. The programme is delivered on-campus and can be completed in 9 or 21 months, with a range of teaching methods including workshops and seminars. Entry requirements include a 2:2 honours degree, although lower qualifications may be considered with relevant experience. Our award-winning Careers Service and strong employer links ensure you're well-equipped for a successful planning career.

About the course

Planning is about understanding places and placemaking. This ensures that we can achieve the best social, economic and environmental outcomes. We offer a friendly and supportive environment for you to make the transition towards a career in:

  • planning
  • wider built environment professions

Through our high-quality research and teaching we provide you with a complete planning education. You'll gain:

  • academic core knowledge
  • understanding
  • skills

The course is a spatial planning conversion degree so you do not need to have studied planning before. It is for anyone with an interest in planning. The course attracts students from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree. International students need a qualification equal to a 2:1 honours degree. Your degree can be in any subject, but preference is given to graduates of a related discipline such as:

- planning
- geography
- urban studies
- sociology
- history
- politics
- economics
- architecture
- law
- modern languages

Applicants who demonstrate significant knowledge and professional experience in UK town planning are welcome. We will consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and demonstrate aptitude for further study.


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