University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Town Planning

With a specialism in coastal regeneration, this programme will provide you with the academic and professional core knowledge, understanding, skills and experience that are necessary to practice professionally as a town or country planner. Through an exploration of the issues which affect the built environment, you will be equipped to critically evaluate how urban development is regulated to bring about the best social and economic outcomes. This course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our delivery is made richer as a result of our direct engagement with the RTPI and the RICS, along with the Town and Country Planning Association and the Royal Geographic Society, as well as with agencies, local authorities, the UK government and EU advisory bodies. This course mixes theory and practice so that you will learn to think and act both locally and globally. You will also learn how to apply your knowledge in the real world. The programme benefits from an international and environmentally conscious curriculum that promotes critical thinking, community engagement, partnership building and leadership. It is unique for its outstanding location by the sea, the nearby South Downs and a 180-degree catchment area.

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: good honours degree in an appropriate subject. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course modules

Core modules: planning theory; policy and implementation in town planning; sustainable urbanism in coastal communities; management of people and organisations; international practice in property planning; learning log; masters dissertation. Options include: introduction to geographical information systems; applications in geographical information systems; environmental impact assessment; sustainable energy for buildings; environmental policy and law; case studies in environment assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,580 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,580 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Moulsecoomb Campus Brighton BN2 4GA South East

Key information

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