Course Comparison

Course MSc Planning MA Smart Urban Futures
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Arts - MA
Duration 1 year 2 years
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Part-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

UK / EU

You require the minimum of a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (planning, geography, architecture, engineering, sociology or environmental science). Other subject areas considered.

If you have no formal qualifications, but do have relevant work experience, you may still be considered and are encouraged to enquire about your suitability.

INTERNATIONAL

If you are an overseas applicant, you can check the comparability of your qualifications with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

If your first language is not English, then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).

Normally a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with the field. But we will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas students. English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Applicants will be required to submit an outline of their experience together with a 500 word contextualisation statement. (If required, applicants may also be asked to attend an interview either in person or through a remote link up if international students).

The University also has substantial experience in supporting mature students and welcomes applicants in this category. Applicants with APL will be considered on an individual basis according to the University Regulations Framework. Students interested in transferring postgraduate credits will be considered on merit and current University regulations regarding transfer of credits from other institutions will apply.