Urban Planning

Urban Planning

Urban planning is the study of land use. The goal is to ensure sustainable economic development and a better environment. You will consider physical form, social impact, economics priorities and the context of the landscape.
Study planning and you can literally make the world a better place. You'll use your creativity, empathy and analytical skills to create improved living environments for thousands of people drawing on the fields of sociology, politics, engineering and architecture.

Good to Know

This is a degree specialism that you might move into at Master's level after an undergraduate degree in a related area, but there are also a variety of undergraduate degrees within this discipline each placing the emphasis of studies on different areas of the field.

 

Common Degree/Major Names

BA/BSc
Environmental Design
BA/BSc
Globalisation
BA/BSc
Landscape Architecture
BSc
Property Development and Planning
BSc
Quantity Surveying
BA/BSc
Real Estate
BSc
Regeneration and Development
BSc
Spatial Planning
BA/MPlan
Town & Regional Planning
BA/BSc
Town/Urban Planning
BA
Urban Design
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Useful Skills

Analytical
Attention to Detail
Creativity
Data Manipulation
Design Mindset
Empathy
ICT
Idea Visualisation
Leadership
Listening
Mathematical
Organisation
Practical (working with your hands)
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DEEPER SUBJECT EXPLORATION 

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This is a great way to help you decide whether this subject area is really something you would want to study at the depth of a degree.

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Explore universities from our search engine that offer degrees within this field to get you started.

You can also use the degree names listed above when searching for courses on other sites

 
 

Universities Offering Degrees within Accounting and Finance

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Institution
Country
Campus Type
Size
Education Model
Selectivity
College of Wooster
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Undergraduate Only Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Sciences Po
France
City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
https://www.sciencespo.fr/en/education/education-glance
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Loughborough University
UK
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
A comprehensive university offering Bachelors, Masters & research degrees across a range of subjects
Selective (25-50% admitted) - We look for students with high academic achievement, motivation & passion for their chosen subject
University of Florida
USA
Rural Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted)
UWE Bristol
UK
City Campus, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Teaching Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
Less Selective (>75% admitted). Certain courses are more competitive and therefore will be more selective.
The University of Sheffield
UK
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Researched Focused Institution
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Hong Kong
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated and Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
California State University, Long Beach
USA
Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model): Accessible, Practical, Affordable
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Minerva University
USA, South Korea, India, Germany, Argentina, UK and Taiwan.
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Fully active learning in every class. Small, engaging seminar format.
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/undergraduate-program/admissions/applicant-qualifications/
UBC - University of British Columbia
Canada
Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution (Vancouver) Medium Institution (Okanagan)
We are a comprehensive, research-based institution with flexible study options to suit individual learners’ needs.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Westminster
UK
Urban City
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Single subject focus
Highly Selective (Media, Fashion, Architecture, Arts), Less Selective
Rutgers University
USA
Urban City, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We are a large, state, research university. Our offerings include liberal arts and professional schools such as Business, Engineering, Performing and Visual Arts, Pharmacy, etc.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Reading
UK, Malaysia
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Single subject and extensive joint honours
Not given by institution
University of Pittsburgh
USA
City
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Pitt is a public, research 1 institution.
Selective (25-50% admitted) Pitt has rolling admissions meaning the earlier you apply the better your chance of acceptance.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
USA
City
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Art and Design (including Liberal Arts)
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
City Campus, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Boston University
USA
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
University of Southern California (USC)
USA
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Liberal Arts Foundation with Subject Focus
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Northeastern University
USA
City Island Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Northeastern is a research university that emphasizes the application of knowledge in the real world.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
USA
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Liberal Arts and Science with a Research Focus
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Dundee
UK - Scotland
City Island Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
The full spectrum as we have a broad range of courses across 10 academic schools.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Manchester
UK
City Island Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Single subject focus with some predefined combination/Joint Honours courses that combine complementary areas of study e.g. Engineering with Management
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
University College London (UCL)
UK
City - Island Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Really broad ranging everything from single honours degrees, to combined degrees to UCL’s take on Liberal Arts the BASC programme
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
University College Utrecht
Netherlands
City Island Campus
Small Institution <5000
Liberal Arts and Science: Compose a multi-disciplinary curriculum, 230+ classes in humanities, science and social science
Selective (25-50% admitted) - Annually we have about 1,200 applications for 250 places.
The New School (NYC and Paris, including Parsons School of Design)
USA, France
Urban City
Medium Institution New York, Small Institution Paris
Art and design / Liberal Arts/ Performing Arts
Selective (25-50% admitted) and Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
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