Spatial Planning with Urban Conservation

University of Dundee


City Campus


The MSc in Spatial Planning is a multi-disciplinary programme which has been designed to enable students to specialise in one of four areas: environmental assessment, community engagement, sustainable urban design, and transport planning. Students make an individual choice between these specialist routes when completing the first semester of study.

The programme is organised on a modular basis and comprises eight core modules and a specialist module.

The core programme covers: Sustainable Environments; Urban Economics; Planning Theory; Place Design; Statutory Planning; Statutory Systems; Development Project Management; Planning Knowledge Management.

You choose one from the four specialist modules: Environmental Assessment; Community Engagement; Sustainable Urban Design; Transport Planning.

The specialist element is enhanced by the completion of a research project for Masters students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have an upper-second class honours degree, or equivalent, in a suitable discipline. Applications from individuals, without an honours degree, but with substantial work experience relevant to spatial planning, will be considered.

Progression Routes

Our MSc programmes equip our students with a variety of skills required to support spatial planning field such as stakeholder engagement, renewable energies, urban design, urban conservation, property development, housing development, public policy and environmental impact assessments.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Social Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


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