Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Urban Planning

This course prepares students for work as planners in a wide range of jobs including in local or central government, private practice, and the 3rd sector. Graduates are also equipped to work outside the UK through the acquisition of international knowledge and skills.

Entry requirements

We normally require an Honours degree of 2.2 or above.

Course modules

The taught element of the course is made up of 3 compulsory 30 credit modules plus 1 30 credit option (or equivalent). Core modules: Plan making; implementation and design quality; history and theory of urban planning. Plus 1 option module from: Planning for conservation; healthy cities or transport policy and finance/ changing travel behaviour. Students will also undertake a 60 credit dissertation (to include research training).

Assessment methods

All assessment is by coursework. Overall assessment is by credit for each module, so flexible patterns of studying can be arranged.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,067 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 32 83333