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What will I learn?

Overview

Our Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited course will provide you with comprehensive training and practical experience for a rewarding career in urban and suburban planning.

How do you balance progress with sustainability or the needs of the many with the interests of the few? These questions are ever more significant in the UK, yet qualified planners are in short supply.

Study with us and you’ll gain the all-round professional skills required to shape policy and strategy, plan sustainably, negotiate or manage the planning process, and balance competing priorities.

We explore the practical, from the technical and environmental aspects of construction to the many legal, political, social, aesthetic and economic issues you’ll consider, and reconcile, as a planner.

The MSc Town Planning is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and provides two years' free student membership of the institute alongside a route to full Chartered status of the Institute attainable two years after graduation. This paves your way to a successful career in Town Planning.

Careers

We take pride in giving our graduates a great start as highly qualified urban and suburban planners, whose knowledge and experience are well matched to the current needs of the industry. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Built Environment PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (14,94,179) per year
Additional costs: General stationery and printing for reports, A3 portfolio pad, model-making materials - £120; Student contribution to subsidised field trip to a European city - £200.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Chelmsford Campus

Bishop Hall Lane,

Chelmsford,

Essex,

CM1 1SQ, England

Full Time (15 months)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (14,94,179) per year
Additional costs: General stationery and printing for reports, A3 portfolio pad, model-making materials - £120; Student contribution to subsidised field trip to a European city - £200.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

Chelmsford Campus

Bishop Hall Lane,

Chelmsford,

Essex,

CM1 1SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7. Those who hold a recognised pre-Masters course is also considered. Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

For international students

A second class honours degree or above in a subject that is cognate within the built environment fields. Examples include Town Planning, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Landscape Design, Urban Studies, Geography and Building Surveying. Part-time students will benefit from being in relevant employment. Full-time students will benefit from recent experience in a relevant field of study or work. Those with the required degree classification in a non-cognate subject may be requested to follow some guided reading prior to commencing the course. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Anglia Ruskin University

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among the top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of GBP 100 million in facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
  • Libraries open 24/7