University of Reading

Degree level: Postgraduate

Spatial Planning and Development or Research (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop your spatial planning competencies and commercial awareness on a programme that appeals to the private and public sectors. Study topics such as development planning, strategic governance, urban design and sustainability, planning theory, politics and practice, and development and planning law. Past students have also taken the opportunity to participate in an international field study visit. This programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules include:

  • Cities, Regions and Strategic Governance
  • Development Planning Projects
  • Planning Theory, Politics and Practice
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Real Estate Development and Planning Law
  • Spatial Planning Dissertation
  • Urban Design and Sustainability.
Please check our website for more details of the course structure.

Assessment method


Entry requirements

* Minimum 2:1 degree (or the equivalent from an internationally recognised university) in any discipline. * IELTS: 6.5 with no component below 6.0 in any sub-skills * IELTS with pre-sessional English: 6.5 with no component below 5.5 in each of the four sub-skills

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £5500 Whole course
Scotland £5500 Whole course
Wales £5500 Whole course
Channel Islands £5500 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £5500 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Spatial Planning and Development or Research at University of Reading - UCAS