London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Planning Policy and Practice

This MA is aimed at graduates from a variety of disciplines who are looking to pursue a worthwhile and challenging course that can lead to an exciting and stable career in spatial planning and related fields. The course includes a compulsory one week residential European field study visit. For all new entrants, field study visit fees are included in the tuition fees. The course director Michael Leary is the co-editor (with Dr John McCarthy) of a major internationally-orientated book 'The Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration' (2013).

Entry requirements

A large proportion of applicants have a geography or social science first degree (minimum 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division). But in line with Royal Town Planning Institute policy we will consider candidates from a broad range of first degree disciplinary backgrounds in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Course modules

Year 1: Planning history and theory; Planning law and practice; Sustainable places (with EU field study visit); Development and regeneration; Urban design - the heart of planning; Dissertation (For MA award). One specialist module from: Neighbourhood management and renewal; Housing and urban development (housing specialism); Urban design project (urban design specialism); Urban regeneration strategies and projects (urban regeneration specialism); Environment and resource management; Transport, society and planning (environment specialism).

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 13 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 28 months
MA Full-time September 2017 - 13 months
MA Part-time September 2017 - 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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