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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the social scientific study of urban planning. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status. The MPhil in Regional and Urban Planning Studies is part of a vibrant, innovative and interdisciplinary graduate training programme that addresses the opportunities, problems, politics and economics of urban and regional planning in cities around the world. Our emphasis is on “understanding the causes of things”, to quote the School’s motto. We do this by employing analytical skills and theoretical insights gained from the social sciences and the fields of planning, architecture, economics and the environment. Our programme aims to produce top-quality social scientists who are able to engage with the conceptual foundations of urban planning and employ robust and appropriate methods in their research.

You register for the MPhil in the first instance. An assessment of your work, which usually occurs between 12 and 18 months from your start date, will allow us to appraise your aptitude for original research at doctoral level. If you have progressed satisfactorily you will be retroactively upgraded to full PhD status. The total duration of study is a maximum of four years full-time.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,136per year

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University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 90 3

    4th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    165 85%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    1st

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    72nd

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    156 81%

    10th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    71st

    3

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