Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Environmental and Spatial Planning

The course adopts a knowledge-centric approach to thinking, acting and social process across the broad spread of spatial planning; this approach differs from conventional approaches, based on detailed technical knowledge, by developing a capability to work with incomplete knowledge; students are encouraged to develop their own approaches to problems rather than being presented with standard solutions.

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in a broad range of subjects agreed as 'cognate' by the RTPI. Students who do not possess the above qualifications may, in exceptional circumstances if they have relevant professional experience, be invited to an interview, at which they are required to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and understanding for entry onto the course.

Course modules

Modules include: Spirit and purpose planning; policies and plans; development management; planning futures; strategy in practice; development processes and place making; law and environment governance; research project.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

ODPM bursaries available for eligible full-time students, subject to annual confirmation; these are allocated competitively if the available bursaries are over-subscribed.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,970 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 6,970 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,485 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 3,485 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595