Postgraduate MA

Town and Regional Planning

Shape the spaces people live and work by becoming a spatial planning expert, influencing strategies and policies on local development.

Town and Regional Planning

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Become a spatial planning expert with the ability to advise clients on the effective use of land. This accredited course will develop your understanding of local authority controls relating to many aspects of policy; including transportation, communities, the environment and the quality of the built environment.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study the rationale behind spatial planning, including considerations of effectiveness, diversity and difference, and community engagement
  • Engage in creative and innovative intervention in spaces and places using appropriate techniques, knowledge and skills
  • Reflect on your own work as you develop your self-awareness
  • Explore the ethics of planning practice

Whether you’re involved in planning in the public, private or voluntary sectors, this is an opportunity to:

  • Enhance your professional development
  • Build on your existing education or qualifications 
  • Extend your knowledge of spatial planning

Professional networks
The School of Built Environment, Engineering & Computing is establishing networks across major clients, contractors and supply chains in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Including links to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), who accredit this award.

After graduating, you’ll be able to apply for full membership of the RTPI once you have completed two years of relevant planning experience and the Assessment of Professional Competence.

Industry links
Staff teaching on the course are research active, providing a rich learning environment and offering opportunities to access case studies, take part in site visits and to interact with local practitioners via regular conferences and seminars.

The Leeds Planning School
Founded in 1934, The Leeds Planning School is the only RTPI accredited Planning School in Leeds and the surrounding city-region.

Leeds Beckett Planning Society
Extend your network of professional contacts through guest speakers, Q&A events, walking tours and social events. The Planning Society is entirely student organised and managed.

Why study Town and Regional Planning at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited course
  2. Part-time study option
  3. Expert course team
  4. Assists with preparation for RTPI full membership
  5. Opportunity to network with industry professionals
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