Study Abroad at UCL



The Bartlett School of Planning at UCL is one of the world's premier schools of planning, offering unique opportunities for affiliate students to attend modules in urban studies, urban planning, urban design, real estate and urban regeneration.

Key Information

Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
English language level
Level 2 - see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
Band 2 - see Tuition fees for more information
GPA requirement
Built Environment
Department website

Why study Planning at UCL?

Our modules place considerable emphasis on project work, drawing extensively from the wealth of urban issues in London and the challenges it confronts as a world city, and from the expertise of its internationally renowned staff and extensive research portfolio.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Our modules are designed to equip you with relevant theories, methodologies, skills and techniques taken from the social science and design disciplines, enabling you to develop a capacity for creative thinking. The school's strong research track record and links to professional practice feed into our teaching.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is conducted through a variety of methods, including lectures, tutorials and project work. Assessment is mainly by essays, project work, coursework and presentations. Some modules include end-of-year examinations, although alternative assessment is available for those studying here in the Fall Term only.

Modules in Planning

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive and, since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2023/24, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Please note that many of these modules are only available to students admitted directly to the Bartlett School of Planning. Further information can be found on the departmental website.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
BPLN0069 Introducing Planning Systems Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0070 Planning History and Thought Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0071 Contemporary Cities Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0072 Urban Lab I: Graphic Skills Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0074 Management for Built Environment Professionals I Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0075 Introduction to Real Estate Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0076 Beyond Cities: Rural Economies, Communities and Landscapes Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
BPLN0077 Urban Lab II: Spatial Analysis Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0078 Urban Design: Theory to Practice Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0079 Green Futures Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0080 Cities and Social Change Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0081 Economics of Cities and their Regions Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0082 Strategic Planning Project Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0085 Urban Form and Formation Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0086 Management for Built Environment Professionals II Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0087 Real Estate Economics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
BPLN0084 Urban and Environmental Politics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0088 Development Project: Regeneration Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0089 Urban Design: Space and Place Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0090 Urban Project Management Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0091 Transport Policy and Planning Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0093 Real Estate Valuation Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0094 Real Estate Investment and Finance Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0096 Real Estate Management Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
BPLN0099 Real Estate Development Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)

Contact details

Dr Claire Colomb
+44 (0)20 3108 9569

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