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Spatial Planning Studies
Our Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies provides an access route to the Department of Planning's RTPI and RICS-accredited MSc in Spatial Planning. It is ideal for students who do not have the usual educational qualifications necessary for entry onto the course.
The course provides you with a general, yet critical, understanding of the planning process and some of the key issues and themes in contemporary spatial planning.
Our Department of Planning performs a leading role in research and consultancy. Clients and projects cover subjects from:
- local concerns
- multinational organisations
- government an
Our research feeds directly into our teaching so you will learn directly from the most current areas of practice.
The course is a one-year part-time (one day per week) undergraduate-level course.
How to apply
We advise applying in advance to secure places, and allow sufficient time for applications to be reviewed.
There is no formal application deadline (recruitment closes when teaching capacity is reached).
Applicants should also factor any time needed to meet offer conditions, arrange accommodation, and obtain a UK Tier 4 visa (if applicable).
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The course comprises four modules. These modules have been carefully chosen to provide a balance of basic and advanced modules, and to offer you the opportunity to study basic themes in spatial planning. As well as some specific areas such as transport and community planning.
In Semester 1 you will complete Introduction to Spatial Planning and Transport and Society.
In Semester 2 you will complete Environmental Sustainability and an Independent Study in Planning.
The Department of Planning is widely recognised as a leading educator in environment, design and development subjects. We have a complement of over 60 teaching, administrative, technical and research staff. Together we perform a leading role in research and consultancy, with clients and projects covering subjects from local concerns to multi-national organisations, government and industry.
Key areas of expertise and scholarship in the department form the research groups and units listed below. These research groups and units also comprise a substantial part of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD):
We have links with universities worldwide, including Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Ghana, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Romanian, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and most EU member states.
After you graduate
The Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies provides an entry qualification for the MSc in Spatial Planning which is accredited by both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
This dual accreditation makes MSc in Spatial Planning graduates attractive to both the public and private sectors of planning and related built environment employers.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.