Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Local and Regional Development

This course provides an opportunity to engage with contemporary debates in local and regional development theory and policy in an international context. It fulfils the current demand to build capacity and skills for strategic analysis and policy-making. There is a distinctive emphasis on the links between theory, policy and practice. The Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), where students are based, has played a leading role in contemporary academic and policy debates for over 35 years, and this research contributes directly to the teaching of this course. It offers a great opportunity to engage with contemporary debates in local and regional development theory, governance and policy in an international context.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as the arts, humanities or social sciences (e.g. geography, planning, urban studies, environmental studies, sociology, politics, history or business studies). Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant industry experience will be considered. Applicants based in the UK may be invited to interview. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 - 24 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 Geography, Politics and Sociology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7200