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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Course Details

Develop the necessary skills and a comprehensive understanding of urban and rural planning from anywhere in the world to become an effective, professionally qualified planner. Recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), this flexible, Joint Distance Learning Consortium (JDLC) course will focus on all stages of urban and rural planning, including urban design, plan making and policy, planning law and decision making, planning and place histories, the development process, finance, implementation and delivery and stakeholder participation and politics. You will gain a critical awareness of the social, economic, political and regulatory nature of planning and will be able to evaluate development strategies and assess the challenges of planned interventions, sustainability and climate change.

Course Benefits

With more than 30 years’ experience in distance learning planning education, the MSc Urban & Rural Planning (JDCL) course brings together diverse expertise from four different universities around the UK, including industry professionals, to ensure you get the best in urban and rural planning education. It will put you on the first step of the ladder to becoming a Chartered Planner and once you have completed the course taken together with a minimum of two years structured and mentored relevant experience, you will be able to apply to become of a member of the RTPI. You are encouraged to take part in optional external trips, this will give you an understanding of how regeneration projects work on the ground, and how locations are used to conduct fieldwork and develop competence in practical research skills. You will have the opportunity to get involved in recent master-planning projects and carry out specific tasks, in groups or independently, such as field investigation and analysis and then be able to offer your own conclusions and recommendations.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 3,150per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Leeds Beckett University

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  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett is a global university, with an alumni community based in more than 150 countries around the world.
Leeds Beckett degrees are available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore.
In-country staff provide application support and advice in Bahrain, China, India, Nigeria, Qatar and Vietnam.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 102 4

    24th out of 25 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    96 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 204
    102 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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