Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Urban and Regional Planning

This postgraduate programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to work as professional planners; it gives full exemption from all the educational requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry applicants must have a minimum of 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For Postgraduate Diploma level entry applicants must have a 3rd Class Honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area plus 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification; cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree plus 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation. If English is not the applicant's 1st language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Semester 1: spatial planning; sustainable design and development; planning theories; transport and environment. Semester 2: strategic spatial vision project; governance participation and community planning; environmental planning; social sustainability.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,162 per Module (International) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 20 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 GBP 1,162 per Module (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 20 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 20 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 20 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 20 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 20 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Virtual Learning Environment
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator, School of the Built Environment
Telephone number: 
0131 4514650