Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Spatial Planning

This course gives students the academic and professional core knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to practise professionally as a town and country planner. The course is a conversion degree so students do not need to have studied planning before. It is for anyone with an interest in planning - thinking about how people, places and the environment interact. The course attracts students from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree. International students need a qualification equivalent to a 2:1 Honours degree. This degree can be in any subject, but preference is given to graduates of a related discipline such as: planning; geography; urban studies; sociology; history; politics; economics; architecture; law; modern languages. Applicants who demonstrate significant knowledge and professional experience in UK town planning are welcome. We will consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and demonstrate aptitude for further study. Applicants whose first language is not English you need IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each sub-skill), or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6004