The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP Launches New Spatial Planning Degree Apprenticeship

22 June 2020

Applications to our new MSc Spatial Planning Apprenticeship are now open. Join us in September 2020.

Spatial Planning Apprenticeship

We are pleased to welcome applications to the first apprenticeship programme in the Faculty of the Built Environment and to introduce a new form of vocational education into our long-standing tradition of developing the built environment professionals of the future.

I am delighted that The Bartlett is launching its first Degree Apprenticeship programme, enabling students to access industry skills, salary, a route to accreditation, and The Bartlett’s world-leading education all in one programme. We are committed to widening access to our faculty and to the planning profession, and we hope that this programme enables a wider range of people to join us in building a better future. - Professor Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

The MSc Spatial Planning Degree Apprenticeship combines the educational elements of UCL’s existing MSc Spatial Planning with supported workplace learning and practical experience meeting the requirements of the RTPI’s Chartered Town Planning Apprenticeship standard. Successful completion of the apprenticeship will give you an MSc Spatial Planning and the status of being a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) having gained practical experience in the workplace.

As a degree apprenticeship, the course of the costs can be covered through central government’s apprenticeship levy, with the student apprentice also undertaking paid work for a planning organisation alongside their studies. It therefore combines university- and workplace-based learning, and can help to widen the diversity of new entrants to the planning profession.

‘We are proud in the Bartlett School of Planning to offer the new apprenticeship degree and take our engagement with vocational education in the built environment to another level, reinforcing our long standing engagement with opening up planning as a profession and as a way to change our towns and cities for the better’ - Professor Claudio de Magalhães, Head of School

Prospective students interested in applying and employers wanting to find out more can find visit the MSc Spatial Planning Apprenticeship programme page.