London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Planning Policy and Practice

This course is aimed at graduates from a variety of disciplines who are looking to pursue a worthwhile, challenging and rewarding course that leads into a career in spatial planning and related fields; it provides graduates with the full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) initial planning education; it combines core spatial planning units of study with specialist units in 1 of the following areas: environmental planning, urban design or urban regeneration.

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).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (home fees) 13 months
MA Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 13 months
MA Part-time £ 1,890 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7815 6100