University of Reading

University of Reading

Spatial Planning and Development or Research

These courses aim to prepare students for careers in town and country planning where they may be required to research and prepare policies and plans, negotiate and regulate development schemes, undertake community consultations and present reports to committees and at public inquiries. The courses focus on planning as it engages with economic and property development processes at all levels, from the local to the international.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in any cognate or non-cognate discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English: either an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no component less than 6.0 or an internet Based TOEFL score of at least 100 with a minimum of 20 in listening, writing and reading and 21 in speaking.

Course modules

Modules include: planning theory, politics and practice; real estate development; real estate economics; urban design and sustainability; projects in planning.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,200 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 5,060 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 8,580 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Henley Business School Reading RG9 3AU South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0118 378 5289