Postgraduate

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Enhance your skills and knowledge of urban and regional planning. As an accredited planner, you will play a vital role in shaping well-structured, and sustainable cities and towns.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

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Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Planners are employed by local governments, state governments (such as the Department of Planning and the Department of State Development) and in private practice with planning consultancies and property developers. And, they work across a diverse range of areas, including: regional development, environmental management, urban design, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching, land development, and social planning and community development. Graduates of this course are also employable internationally, helping to solve social, economic and environmental problems in other parts of the world.
Planners are employed by local governments, state governments (such as the Department of Planning and the Department of State Development) and in private practice with planning consultancies and property developers. And, they work across a diverse range of areas, including: regional development, environmental management, urban design, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching, land development, and social planning and community development. Graduates of this course are also employable internationally, helping to solve social, economic and environmental problems in other parts of the world.
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Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$78,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$80,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Become a critical thinker with rigorous skills in the pragmatic and theoretical art of landscape design and manipulation with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Learn from leaders in their fields with this course, which is accredited by Planning Institute Australia (PIA). 

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About the course

Develop knowledge and practical skills in how cities and regions are structured, function and managed socially, economically and environmentally. Learn from leaders in their fields with this course, which is accredited by Planning Institute Australia (PIA). 
Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72560
CRICOS code
  • 074960F
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72560
CRICOS code
  • 074960F
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5-2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Postgraduate

Why study the Master of Urban and Regional Planning?

  • Become a critical thinker with rigorous skills in the pragmatic and theoretical art of strategic planning, policy analysis and plan-making 
  • Be influential in planning and shaping the economic, social and ecological characteristics of cities and region
  • The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and graduates are eligible to apply for membership
 
Postgraduate

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Please see the Master of Urban and Regional Planning study plan from the Faculty of Science for further information on the course structure.

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

Postgraduate

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Course Accreditation

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is accredited by the PIA, and graduates can apply for membership of the PIA in the Urban and Regional Planning chapter.

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Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Graduates of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning will:

Planning

  • have an advanced understanding of how the complex interplay of environmental, economic, social and political processes influence the spatial organisation of human activities at a range of scales, from global to local;
  • understand the legal and administrative systems underlying planning;
  • understand the links between planning and urban and regional development;
  • have an understanding of political, governance and policy processes in urban and regional planning within local and state government an appreciation of the role of planning in shaping the economic, social and ecological characteristics of cities and regions;
  • understand the geographic methods, and policy and planning instruments used to resolve urban and regional problems;
  • understand the legal and administrative systems underlying planning; and
  • understand the links between planning and urban and regional development an ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research into urban and regional problems. 
 
Master of Urban and Regional Planning