The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Study at the DPU

Information, guidance and resources for prospective applicants and offer-holders studying at the DPU

This page contains updates and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the arrangements we have put in place for your education in 2023-4

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Academic year 2022-23

Live sessions 2022-23

Study at the DPU

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Academic year 2021-22

Live sessions 2021-22

A Q&A session open to prospective students took place on 26 January 2021, as well as Bartlett Open Day sessions in March 2021. If you did not attend the session, watch the videos below

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Development Planning Public Lecture with Prof Julio Davila for Bartlett Graduate Open Days
18 March 2021

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Why urban health justice now?
Prof Haim Yacobi Bartlett for Graduate Open Series
16 March 2021

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Study at the Development Planning Unit - Prof Michael Walls
UCL Open Day - 26 Jan 2021

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Study at the Development Planning Unit - Dr Barbara Lipietz
UCL Open Day - 26 Jan 2021


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Study at the Development Planning Unit - Dr Donald Brown
UCL Open Day - 27 Jan 2021

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Study at the Development Planning Unit - Ariana Markowitz
UCL Open Day - 27 Jan 2021 


Academic year 2020-21

Live Sessions 2020-21

Our graduate offer-holders live sessions took place on 2 and 3 July 2020. If you were unable to attend the sessions, you can still watch some presentations online. In these videos, DPU’s leading educators provide an overview of studying at the DPU, and some insights into what the next academic year is likely to look like.


Our alumni go on to have an exciting and broad range of careers, using the skills learnt from their DPU degrees.

Students form strong networks and collaborative working relationships that continue after the programmes have ended. Alumni report how the different programmes have allowed them to explore new perspectives: “It was an important year of professional and personal reflection, marking the moment that planning became an ethical as well as technical pursuit”. “It exposed me to various discourses on urban development, new methodologies and communication techniques […] most importantly it included practical works to test this learning”. 

See also, DPU careers.

Online community

This section includes a variety of online resources useful to prepare for the start of the term and have a taste of what it means to be part of the DPU online learning community.

Race and space curriculum

Developed by scholars across The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, this is a new online curriculum that responds to a need for greater understanding of 'race' and where and how it affects the built environment.



The online course (MOOC) explores African cities through the lenses of spatial justice and social diversity, using the case study of Freetown. The course allows participants to directly interact with urban professionals, civil servants, and civil society leaders.