School of Geosciences - University of Aberdeen

Spatial Planning

School of Geosciences - University of Aberdeen
In Aberdeen

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Aberdeen (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years

Spatial Planning involves you seeking to shape the future of rural and urban areas whilst managing change in a way that will benefit current and future generations. Our distinctive approach exposes you to the current theory and practice of planning across rural, urban and marine areas. The programme combines issues such as sustainable development, transport and the protection of the environment.

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Aberdeen (Aberdeen City)
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St. Mary'S Building, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3UF


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· Requirements

First Year entry: Scottish Highers BBBB or Advanced Highers BCC. A Levels CCC Advanced entry is considered on an individual basis depending on prior qualifications and experience.

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Course programme

Programme Structure & Content

First and Second Year

The first two years are designed to provide an essential foundation for more advanced and specialised study in the final two years. Courses investigate how changes in the natural and built environments are shaped by economics, society and governance. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between market processes and sustainability policy, as influenced by economic and political activity.

Core courses include:

  • Sustainable Development
  • People, Land and Development
  • Land and Property Economics
  • Land and Property Law
  • Space Economy and Society
  • Planning and Governance in the UK
  • Participatory Environmental Planning

Third and Fourth Year

The third and fourth years comprise of core modules including:

  • Planning and Environmental Law
  • Planning Theory and Ethics
  • Economic Development and Regeneration
  • Strategic Spatial Planning
  • Rural Policy and Planning
  • Principles of Design and Placemaking

In addition, specialist options may be selected from over 15 courses.

Teaching & Assessment

All courses involve lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical work, including fieldwork. Courses are normally assessed by a combination of coursework, such as essays, project reports and oral presentations and a written examination.

Additional information

Comments: Professional Accreditation: The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Career opportunities: Graduates from this programme will have an exciting and virtually guaranteed range of employment opportunities in spatial planning. Graduates can choose a wide diversity of potential employers including central and local government, planning consultancies, conservation agencies, property development companies and house builders.

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