Planning (Master of) MPlan (Hons)

Course Overview

This professionally accredited degree is your first step to achieving chartered town planner status.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
MPlan Honours

Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBC
IB: 28-32 points

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Professionally accredited
Study abroad
Work placement

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You study the same programme as our Urban Planning BA Honours degree for your first three years, developing a thorough grounding in planning planning processes, city design, conservation, housing policy and more.

After Stage 3, you complete a year in planning practice, equipping you with valuable work experience and putting you on the fast track to Chartered Town Planner status.

You then return to university for your final year, specialising in either planning and regeneration, or environmental planning.

You develop highly practical knowledge through work with planning and planning-related organisations, as well as practitioner workshops.

You will have plenty of opportunities to get out and about, through frequent projects and field trips, and there are several opportunities to study planning in an international context.

Highlights of this degree

Quality and ranking

Quality and ranking

Newcastle is ranked 4th in the UK for planning in The Complete University Guide 2017.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation

This course is dual accredited.

It is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). It offers an RTPI-accredited route to Chartered Town Planner status. BA Urban Planning and MPlan students will be automatically enrolled to free student membership of the RTPI at the start of their degree (individuals can opt out).

It is also Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited via RICS's

MPlan (Hons) Award
Study Mode
4 years Duration
K400 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBC
IB: 28-32 points

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