UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

International Planning

The course provides a strong international and comparative focus on planning and urban theory, and practice. The scope of the programme primarily encompasses Europe, North America, Australia, South Africa and the Far East, and increasingly China and South-East Asia.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university (or higher). Overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard will also be considered. Admissions tutors may, at their discretion, consider applications from students who have not achieved this but hold professional qualifications (e.g. RTPI) or can demonstrate substantial work experience in the field of planning. Where this is the case, applicants will still be expected to meet the minimum UCL academic requirement of a lower 2nd Class degree.

Course modules

Core modules: urban design: place making; pillars of planning; international planning; critical debates in international planning; support course: planning research (not credit bearing). Options: students choose two linked modules from the following to form a specialist study area: communities and planning; international property and planning; housing; mega-infrastructure planning; sustainable governance; urban design; urban regeneration.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of individual and group project work, skills-based practical and IT work, traditional lectures, tutorials and seminars, field trips and direct practitioner involvement. Student performance is assessed through individual and group work, essays, examination, and skills-based practical work.


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
MSc Variable - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

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