Planning Programmes

The University of Liverpool is home to the first Planning school in the world, founded in 1909.

Since then we have continued to innovate in our Planning research and teaching. We now offer a range of programmes which offer the chance to experience how Planning is done in different parts of the world, and deliver exceptional career opportunities.

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Why study in Liverpool? 

Our programmes are accredited by professional bodies including the Royal Town Planning Institute and Institute of Environmental Assessment & Management, reflecting the strong professional focus of your learning. You will be taught by world-leading researchers who bring the latest theoretical and practical knowledge from a range of specialist areas. 

You will develop a critical understanding of the grand challenges impacting the development of cities and regions across the world. By the end of a degree with us, students will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to become an agent for change on the global stage. 

Why study Planning? 

Every day urban areas around the world grow by another 180,000 people. Studying Planning gives you the opportunity to shape those urban areas to make sure they are more sustainable and resilient places, in environmental, social and economic terms. Planning is the third most successful degree subject for employability after completing your training, with our graduates going on to work in many different sectors and countries.