Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2 years
- Flexible: 2-5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £12,200 (FT) £N/A (PT)
- £22,380 (FT) £N/A (PT)
Preferably an upper second-class honours Bachelor's degree (or higher) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of equivalent standing is required.
There is no particular subject requirement as the MSc provides an 'initial' planning and urban regeneration education for graduates with cognate or non-cognate degrees. Where candidates fail to meet the standard requirement (i.e. they hold a degree of a lower classification), the department will take into account professional experience when deciding whether to admit. Applicants who do not hold an upper second-class degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning or a related field.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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You will develop a state-of-the-art understanding of the social, economic and spatial issues involved in regenerating urban areas and you will gain a case-based, multi-disciplinary experience of real urban regeneration schemes. The programme provides a platform for informed reflection on the latest theory and practice and will develop your knowledge and skills for creative thinking and problem-solving.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits in total.
The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma, six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits, full-time nine months, is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate, four core modules (60 credits), full-time six months, is also available.
- Urban Problems and Problematics
- Development Projects
- Preparing Regeneration Projects
- Implementing Regeneration Projects
- Critical Debates in Urban Regeneration
- Urban Design: Place Making
- Support course: Planning Research (not credit bearing)
- You can choose optional modules from across UCL which may include the following specialisms:
- Cities and the Environment
- Modules on the Global South from the Development Planning Unit (DPU)
- Sustainable Urban Development
- The Representation of Cities and other modules from the Urban Lab
- Transport Policy and Planning
- Urban Design
- Urban Economics and Politics
- Students taking RTPI accreditaton must take the following:
- Planning Practice
- Plus either Comparative Planning Systems and Cultures or Spatial Planning: Concepts and Context
In order to develop your research skills and critical thinking you will undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through individual and group project work, lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. You will participate for free in a field trip to mainland Europe and in several site visits in the UK. You will be assessed through essays, individual and group projects, presentations, reports, an unseen written examination and the dissertation.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £5,000 (1 year)
- UK, EU, Overseas students
- Based on financial need
- £15,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
- £10,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
Graduates who were not already employed have been very successful in finding jobs in a wide variety of public, private and third sector organisations in the UK and around the world. Your career following graduation may include employment in a diverse range of areas like planning, real estate, regeneration and economic development consultancies; national and regional regeneration, housing and economic development agencies; local authorities; specific regeneration and local economic development programmes as well as voluntary and community sector organisations and NGOs. You may also wish to continue with further research for a PhD degree.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Analyst, Savills (2012)
- After Sales Officer, Notting Hill Housing (2012)
- Graduate Planning Consultant, How Planning (2012)
- Engineering and Regeneration Consultant, Gregory Malekkides Associates (2011)
- Asset Manager, Hines Europe (2011)
The programme will equip you with up-to-date knowledge, creative skills and a unique way of thinking about the built environment in an integrated manner. A diverse range of employers readily appreciate these attributes and often make direct requests for recommendations.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Bartlett School of Planning has been at the forefront of planning research and teaching in the UK and internationally since 1914. The programme, one of the oldest in the Bartlett, is delivered by globally distinguished academics.
You will be engaged with practitioners, alumni and academic guests through seminars, site visits and workshops in the UK and overseas. Upon graduation you will join both the UCL alumni network and the MSc Urban Regeneration network.
Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Economic Development (IED) and, depending on your elective modules, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Student / staff ratios › 43 staff › 350 taught students › 70 research students
Department: Bartlett School of Planning
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
You are welcome to apply if you are looking to re-tool for the urban renaissance challenge. Students often have backgrounds in urban planning, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, civil engineering, film studies, history, management and architecture or are professionals from the design and property professions or with administrative, business and community experience.
- 29 July 2016
- 29 July 2016
- 31 July 2015
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?In your application make sure you tell us:
- why you want to study Urban Regeneration at graduate level
- why you want to study Urban Regeneration at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree