Spatial Planning with Urban Conservation MSc

School of Social Sciences

Learn how you can apply legal and statutory regulations and procedures to protect historic places within cities

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 specifically on the application of legal and administrative principles in conservation, rehabilitation, and design of historic places to achieve sustainable development when planning urban areas. You'll examine a variety of towns and cities, including those near to Dundee such as Arbroath, Broughty Ferry, and St Andrews.

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

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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