London South Bank University

London South Bank University

International Planning

This MA in International Planning is intended for students who have an international appreciation of planning systems and activities and for students who intend to work outside of the UK after graduating. Urban planning and the management of development is a global concern. On this course you'll develop professionally recognised skills to enable employment in the global planning field. You'll have the opportunity to understand the nature of urban and spatial planning in an international context. You'll study different planning systems and develop your planning skills within a comparative context. You'll develop and in-depth study through the dissertation of an international planning issue or concern and visit a European country to investigate its planning practices - currently students visit the Ruhr in Germany or Turin in Italy. In the past visits have included Barcelona, Bucharest and Venice.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class honours lower division in relevant subject.

Course modules

Modules include: Planning history and theory; sustainable places; development and regeneration; urban design - the heart of planning; comparative international planning; city marketing; housing in developing countries; international real estate and construction planning practice project; planning practice project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a mixture of essays, reports, projects, group work and seen exams.

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 14 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 30 months
MA Full-time September 2017 - 14 months
MA Part-time September 2017 - 30 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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