Urban Design, Planning and Development

BA (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: 6 years




School of Law and Social Sciences


Our Urban Design, Planning and Development course offers you a unique learning experience. Our approach is based on a structure of Urban Labs, interconnected modules and study trips in the UK and abroad.

You will learn how the disciplines of urban design, planning and development are integrated. And you will understand how to use this framework to impact the future of cities and create great places.

You will study:

  • infrastructure
  • economics
  • heritage
  • place-making
  • sustainability
  • globalisation.

Visiting speakers and live projects provide you with opportunities to apply theory to practice.

We will introduce you to employers and help you develop your portfolio so you will be ready for work after graduating. Our graduates have found jobs with companies such as Barton Willmore, Savills, AECOM and the UK government.

We are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), when combined with the Postgraduate Diploma in Planning, or MSc in Spatial Planning.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics at grade 4/C