Spatial Planning with Environmental Assessment MSc

School of Social Sciences

Learn how to assess the impact of developments on the environment to influence decision making in the of planning cities and the countryside

Start date

September 2020


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

Spatial planners create and manage sustainable cities and the countryside and help solve urban problems. This course focuses on the impact both of wider developments and specific projects on the environment. You will learn about the policy context and application of tools and methods used to analyse the potential impact of major developments in environmentally sensitive places.

You will develop your understanding of spatial analysis, statutory planning, property development processes, sustainability in contemporary cities, and environmental assessment.

Our academic staff have a strong research and practice background in specialist areas. We collaborate with key planning agencies in and around Dundee, meaning you can learn from practitioners through lectures, seminars and fieldwork. This also means you will have the opportunity to engage with 'live' projects as part of your learning.

The father of town planning, Patrick Geddes was a professor of botany at the University, which means we have strong historical links to the planning profession.

Professional accreditation
Royal Town Planning Institute

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute

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