An urban planning degree focuses on land use and the social and economic challenges that can prevent areas of the UK from developing better places for their citizens to live. You will be equipped with knowledge that will help you to create a better environment via means of a sustainable economic development.
Depending on the university that you are applying to the entry requirements may vary, however you will generally be expected to have gained the following qualifications:
- A Level Grades: ABB - BBC
- UCAS Points: 128 - 112
Whilst no specific subjects are required to have been taken at A Level, you will still be expected to have gained at least GCSE Grades A - C in both English language and mathematics.
You are advised to speak to the university that you are applying to for a full breakdown of their entry requirements.
An urban planning degree prepares you for a career in development and planning.
Upon graduation, you can either seek full-time employment or go onto further education (or take a year out, of course!). A varied range of Master’s degrees are taught at postgraduate level, with examples including MA’s in:
- Town Planning
- Landscape Design
- Country Planning
- Architecture and Urbanism
- Advanced Sustainable Urban Design
The undergraduate degree arms you with key transferable skills, including research, communication and teamwork, which you can use instantly if you decide to enter a career as soon as you graduate. Job areas within your domain will include:
- Housing Officer
- Transport Planning
- Civil Service
- Facilities Management
As urban planning is considered as a subject that is related to architecture, town planning was one of the most employable degree in 2016. The destination of leavers from higher education survey reported that 90% of graduates were placed in further education or full time employment within 6 months of completing their degree, with an average salary of £22,500. You can find out more about the most employable degrees with our article: Top 10 Most Employable Degrees