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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Headington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary


The Postgraduate Diploma in Planning provides an in-depth understanding of professional planning practice. It develops the skills, knowledge and critical understanding, that you gained on an undergraduate course, to a professional level of expertise.

You'll study core modules that provide an in-depth understanding of professional planning practice. While fieldwork, study visits and visiting speakers give you experience of current practice and the professional world. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in a specific area of planning practice.

Our Department of Planning performs a leading role in research and consultancy. Our clients and projects cover local concerns to multinational organisations, government and industry. We feed our research directly into our teaching so you will learn from the most current areas of practice.

The course will prepare you for career prospects in:

international planning and environmental consultancies
government agencies
local government
campaigning organisations.

After you graduate

Further study

Local government, the traditional destination of the planning graduate, is just one of many career opportunities available to Postgraduate Diploma in Planning graduates. Today our alumni can be found in senior positions in some of the largest international planning and environmental consultancies, in government agencies, in large NGOs and campaigning organisations. They can also be found in similar positions and organisations in countries across the globe.

The long-standing reputation of the Department of Planning in producing highly skilled, enthusiastic and very capable professional planners aids the employability of our graduates. We are the first port of call for many employers when they are seeking new graduate planners.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

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

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Oxford Brookes University

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    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

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