Undergraduate MPlan


Explore the challenges facing planners today and graduate with a masters-level qualification that will help you deliver projects that make better places.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
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  • Duration

    4 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Take the first step towards becoming a Chartered Planner and gain free membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) on this integrated masters course.

You’ll develop the expertise needed to become an ethical and informed planner and help make a difference to the communities and environments where people live and work.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Follow large and small local planning projects from their initial proposal through to their finished sites
  • Use SPSS research software and geographic information system (GIS) software
  • Engage with experts from industry through field trips, live projects and guest lectures - previous speakers have included planning lawyers and urban designers
  • Work with a community group or local council to put together a neighbourhood plan, adding to your technical know-how and strengthening your communication skills

We’ll help you understand the challenges planners face today, including the impact of new planning policies and the need for affordable housing. The issues of sustainability and regeneration will be at the heart of your course and you’ll gain a solid grounding in planning regulations and laws so you can assist in designing the sustainable communities of the future.

Industry links
As a student on this course, you can enjoy free membership of the RTPI, giving you access to career development advice. We’ll help you reach the professional standards expected from the Institute by encouraging you to keep a diary of your work, logging why you have made certain decisions and improvements.

Industry expertise
Many of our teaching team work in private practice and lead on community projects. Our strong research background in areas such as neighbourhood planning will feed into your learning. You’ll also meet our graduates who will share their experiences and advise you on how to turn your vision for a town or community into planning policy that will stand up to the scrutiny of development officers and lawyers.

Tailor your study
In your final year, you’ll choose between a dissertation or a major design project, where you can explore topics as diverse as renewable technology and the housing crisis.

Why study Planning at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placement opportunities
  2. The opportunity to work on real-life projects
  3. A number of UK based field trips fully paid for by the school
  4. Industry experienced expert teaching team
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