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MSc in Regional And Urban Planning Studies

Programme Code: TMRUP

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take courses to the value of three full units and a dissertation. Additionally all students are required to take the non-assessed compulsory course GY450 Planning Practice and Research.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

GY447 The Economics of Regional and Urban Planning (0.5) #

Paper 2

GY448 Urban Planning: Society, Market and Sustainability (0.5)

Paper 3

GY454 Urban Policy and Planning (0.5) #

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction (0.5)


GI420 Globalisation, Gender and Development: Theorising Policy and Practice (0.5)


GY400 The Economics of Urbanisation (0.5) #


GY403 Contemporary Debates in Human Geography (0.5)


GY410 Economics of Local and Regional Development (0.5)


GY413 Regional Development and Policy (0.5) #


GY415 Local Capacity and Economic Development Policy (0.5)


GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5) #


GY432 Urban Ethnography (0.5)


GY438 Urban Asia: Cities and Social Change (0.5)


GY439 Cities, Politics and Citizenship (0.5)


GY441 The Politics of Housing (0.5)


GY446 Planning for Sustainable Cities (0.5)


GY449 Urban Futures (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)


GY460 Techniques of Spatial Economic Analysis (0.5) #


GY465 Concepts in Environmental Regulation (0.5)


GY470 Urban Africa (0.5)


GY476 Applied Geographical Information Systems (0.5)


GY479 Urban Transformations (0.5)


GY480 Remaking China: Geographical aspects of Development and Disparity (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


PP465 City-Making: the Politics of Urban Form (0.5)


SO473 Crime, Control and the City (0.5)


SO480 Urban Inequalities (0.5)


SP437 International Housing and Human Settlements; Conflicts and Communities (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


A half-unit course from another programme at the discretion of the Programme Director by special permission only.

Paper 5

GY450 Planning Practice and Research (0.0)

Paper 6

GY484 Dissertation - MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

This programme is externally accredited by the RICS. Further information is available on the Geography and Environment Department website (see Quick Links to Regional and Urban Planning Studies).

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.