University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Urban Planning - taught in London at University of Liverpool in London

The programme offers a unique combination of specialist study in urban planning, complemented by a range of optional modules in property development and design, drawing upon a range of expertise across the University of Liverpool in Urban Planning and Architecture. You can focus on the topic(s) of most interest to you, specialising in property development and/or urban design, and on graduation, you will have completed modules that cover urban planning in theory and in practice, and a choice of urban design, architecture or property development. This flexible approach, drawing on expertise across multiple disciplines will stand you well in your planning career. Internationally recognised as a centre for industries related to property development and architecture, London provides an ideal test bed for your studies; it is arguably the ideal city within which to study the production of the built environment from both an aesthetic and a commercial perspective.

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have a Bachelor�s degree (with Honours) at 2.1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. A wide range of subjects is acceptable but please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the programme contact. Students whose 1st language is not English will require either: An IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); or TOEFL IBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and writing 21; reading 22; speaking 23; or International Baccalaureate Standard Level (Grade 5); or Hong Kong use of English AS Level C; or India Standard XII 70 per cent or above from Central and Metro State Boards; or WAEC C4-6.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules include: Urban and planning theory (15 credits); presenting research design (15 credits); option modules include: design project 1 (30 credits); design appreciation 1 (15 credits); property development 1: valuation methods and investment appraisal (15 credits). Semester 2 modules include: Urban planning practice (15 credits); research methodology (15 credits); option modules include: design project 2 (30 credits); design appreciation 2 (15 credits); property development 2: from design to delivery (15 credits). Semester 3 students choose 1 module from: Thesis: Dissertation (60 credits); thesis: Research by design (60 credits); thesis: Design (60 credits).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London Campus Islington EC2A 1BB South East

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