The Masters in International Planning Studies is a combined spatial planning degree that offers students the unique opportunity to specialize in international planning. Interdisciplinary and holistic in nature, this programme develops the core urban planning knowledge and skills necessary for planning practitioners with a professional interest in global planning systems.
• MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time, up to 60 months on modular basis
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• This programme is intended to prepare students for a career as a chartered town planner as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
• There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars.
• There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you to arrange professional work placements.
• The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in international planning. There is also an opportunity to take part in an international study trip.
Core semester 1 courses are largely based on lectures, seminars and tutorials, and will build your understanding of planning and urban theories and principles. Case studies will be used to examine urban development, planning systems and processes in western and rapidly urbanising countries while also learning from the urban experience in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Towards the end of semester 1 you will start to develop core skills and build upon them in semester 2 through field, project and team work. This is designed to build your spatial planning competencies and become a reflective practitioner.
• Contemporary planning systems
• Designing places
• Development process
• Development economics
• Global cities
• Governance and markets
• Professional practice, ethics and management
• Spatial planning strategies.
• Asian sities
• International urban challenges.
Background and Aims
The MSc in International Planning Studies is intended to prepare students for a career as a chartered town planner as a member of the RTPI.
The MSc in International Planning Studies is now one of eight MSc degrees taught within the Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration (REPR) MSc Programme. These innovative programmes were initially launched in September 2006 by Urban Studies, which is widely recognised as one of Europe's leading centres of urban research, following close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and has been widely welcomed by leading professions in the field. It is intended to provide an intensive fast-track entry to professional qualifications for well-motivated, high-quality postgraduate students.
Alongside the main programme we also offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Real Estate and Postgraduate Certificate in Spatial Planning, primarily for CPD students.
Career opportunities exist in planning and development agencies and consultancies, property developers, housebuilders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.
If you are interested in helping to shape the future of towns, cities and regions, then this programme will provide you with an excellent base on which to build a fascinating and rewarding career.
We introduce you to key drivers of urban change, including real estate markets and governance processes. We set Scottish experience in an international context, challenging you to reconcile the social, economic and environment aspects of sustainable urban development. We offer a practically orientated programme with professional accreditation, bringing you in direct contact with developers, investors, consultants, planners and other key actors.
Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.Applicants with a lower second class Honours degree may be accepted, subject to strong references and/or relevant work experience.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses.