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Joint Distance Learning Consortium

JDLC Main Centre

Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Faculty of the Built Environment

University of the West of England

Frenchay Campus

Coldharbour Lane


BS16 1QY

Tel: +44 (0)117 3283070

Email the Distance Learning Consortium

Access the University of the West of England website

The Joint Distance Learning MSc in Urban and Rural Planning (this is the course name from 2015 - formerly the MA in Town and Country Planning) is made up of three planning courses devised and run by a Consortium of four Planning Schools, University of the West of England, Leeds Beckett University, London South Bank University, University of Dundee and incorporates a specialism offered by the Open University.

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MSc in Urban and Rural Planning

Distance Learning, Part-time

3 years (for graduates with first degree), up to 7 years (for non-graduates)



Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Urban and Rural Planning

Distance Learning


This applies to the 2014-15 intake onwards.

Current Planning Research at RTPI accredited Schools

To read about current planning research taking place at RTPI accredited schools, see the Planning Schools Research Directory.