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MPlan Master of Planning
Study urban and regional planning to master's level and gain practical industry experience.

MPlan Master of Planning / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
4 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

32 points overall including grades  6,5,5 at Higher Level subjects.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
50 / 450 across all five programmes in Planning and Environmental Management
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Our Urban and Regional Planning degree, plus a fourth year (master's level) of professional training in planning.
  • Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Includes overseas fieldwork and a real-life, client-based project

Open days

We're holding a Planning, Urban Design and Environmental Management Discover Day on Tuesday, 19 December 2017.

Our cities and towns are shaped by decisions made every day by planners, urban designers and environmental managers. On this Discover Day you'll find out more about how you can be involved in shaping the places we live. You'll learn:

  • why cities and towns need to be adapted for the future;
  • how the built environment interacts with the natural world;
  • how planners, urban designers and environmental managers can help shape human behaviour by creating greener, friendlier and more sustainable cities;
  • what it's like to study Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester;
  • the careers available in planning and environmental management, and how you can begin your journey.

Find out more and register at Discover Days - Planning and Environmental Management .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Emma Curran and Suzi Wright
+44(0)161 275 0969
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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