UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Spatial Planning

The programme broadens students� appreciation of planning and urban theory whilst providing them with the necessary skills to engage in critical and creative problem solving.

Entry requirements

Preferably an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or higher) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of equivalent standing. There is no particular subject requirement as the course provides an 'initial' planning education for graduates with cognate and non-cognate degrees. Where candidates fail to meet the standard requirement (i.e. they hold a degree of a lower classification), the department will take into account professional experience in planning or a related field when deciding whether to admit a candidate. Applicants who do not hold a 1st degree may, in exceptional cases, by admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning or a related field.

Course modules

Core modules: Urban design (place making); from strategic vision to urban plan; pillars of planning; spatial planning; critical debates in planning. Options: Communities and planning; housing; international property and planning; mega infrastructure planning; sustainable governance; urban design; urban regeneration.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through individual and group work, essays, examination, skills-based practical work, and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries are available from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, covering an element of the programme fee and living expenses, dependent on eligibility.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 22,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Bartlett Graduate Faculty Clerk
Telephone number: 
020 3108 9018