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Course summary

Study a combination of social, economic and cultural geography with urban and local planning. You'll learn how sustainable development can work. Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), this course allows you to study a range of contemporary themes within human geography, including:

  • Globalisation
  • Sustainability
  • Identity
  • The diversity of human living
As part of this course, you’ll:
  • Learn about the role that planning plays in helping to shape our cities and towns and make them better places for us to live
  • Engage with live projects through a wide range of field trips, from half-day site visits in Leeds to week-long field trips further afield, giving you the opportunity to apply your classroom learning in the real world
  • Be entitled to free student membership of the RTPI
Find out more Professional links Many of our academics are active in or have previous experience of working in planning practice, and guest lecturers provide further professional links. This also leads to opportunities for hands-on experience via participation in real-world projects and consultations. Study abroad You’ll have the chance to study abroad for one semester - usually in your second year - and you can choose from a wide selection of universities. Popular choices include Macquaire University in Sydney, Australia and the University of San Diego in America Follow us on our Twitter account @PlanningHGeog Why study Human Geography and Planning at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Fantastic placement opportunities
  • A number of UK based field trips fully paid for by the school
  • Industry experienced expert teaching team


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Sustainable Urbanism & European Field Trip
  • Geography in the Contemporary World
  • Introduction to Planning
  • Academic Skills for Geographers & Planners (semester 1)
  • City & Society
  • Placemaking
  • Techniques in Geographical Research
  • Academic Skills for Geographers & Planners (semester 2)
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Placement & Employability Skills (semester 1)
  • Research Methods (semester 1)
  • Energy & Environmental Policy
  • Development of Planning Thought
  • International Field Trip
  • Placement & Employability Skills (semester 2)
  • Research Methods (semester 2)
  • Urban Design
  • Housing Markets
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Dissertation (double credit) (semester 1)
  • Planning Policy & Practice
  • Dissertation (semester 2)
  • Inter-Professional Studies
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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