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  Urban and Regional Planning (with RTPI accreditation) - MSc/PgDip

University of Birmingham    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Geography (17)

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Are you passionate about shaping the future of our cities? Our Urban and Regional Planning MSc/PgDip programme, fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a reflective practitioner in the planning profession. Explore the complexities of land use and space, and learn to mediate between competing interests for the benefit of communities. With flexible study options, you can choose to focus on areas such as urban regeneration, community-based planning, economic development, and urban resilience. Join us and gain a professional qualification that will kick-start your career in spatial planning and related fields.

About the course

Fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), our Urban and Regional Planning MSc is designed to develop students as reflective practitioners in the planning profession and related disciplines in the built environment.

We are delighted to announce that applicants to our MSc Urban and Regional Planning are eligible for the RTPI Future Planners Bursaries for the 2024-25 academic year.  The bursaries are worth up to £5,000 each and will be awarded subject to a competitive process run by the RTPI. To be eligible you must have already submitted an application to study on our programme.  Further information about the bursary, its eligibility criteria and the application process is available on the  


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Entry Requirements

The normal admission requirement for our taught postgraduate programmes is a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. For a Graduate Diploma you should have a degree or diploma or equivalent qualification in an appropriate field. Graduate Diploma students who achieve Masters level in their modules may be transferred to the Masters level.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Birmingham


Student Profile

Charles Goode

Charles studied BA Joint Honours History and Geography here at Birmingham. After thoroughly enjoying planning modules at undergraduate level, he decided to continue with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. He hopes to pursue a career in the planning field or in education after graduation.

Charles is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page:

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