Our Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited course will provide you with comprehensive training and practical experience for a rewarding career in urban and suburban planning.
Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.
How do you balance progress with sustainability or the needs of the many with the interests of the few? These questions are ever more significant in the UK, yet qualified planners are in short supply.
Study with us and you’ll gain the all-round professional skills required to shape policy and strategy, plan sustainably, negotiate or manage the planning process, and balance competing priorities.
We explore the practical, from the technical and environmental aspects of construction to the many legal, political, social, aesthetic and economic issues you’ll consider, and reconcile, as a planner.
The MSc Town Planning is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and provides two years' free student membership of the institute alongside a route to full Chartered status of the Institute attainable two years after graduation. This paves your way to a successful career in Town Planning.
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Our course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and provides two years' free student membership of the institute alongside a route to full Chartered status of the Institute attainable two years after graduation.
We take pride in giving our graduates a great start as highly-qualified urban and suburban planners, whose knowledge and experience are well matched to the current needs of the industry. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Built Environment PhD or Professional Doctorate. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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Improve your employability, progress in your career, and take on an intellectual challenge with our flexible postgraduate degrees.Postgraduate study at ARU
Achieve a university qualification while gaining valuable work experience and applying your learning in the workplace. You’ll earn a competitive salary and your tuition fees will be covered by your employer and the Government.Find out about the Chartered Town Planner MSc apprenticeship
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