Postgraduate study in Urban Planning

Urban Planning addresses how our towns and cities can be improved to produce better social, cultural and environmental outcomes.

What can you study in Urban Planning?

Depending on your career interests and outcomes, postgraduate study in Urban Planning can focus on practice or research.

The Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and associated combined masters programmes are professionally accredited, and explore the following:

  • Policy formation and implementation
  • Urban sustainability
  • Urban design
  • Infrastructure
  • Social and cultural influences

The research-based Master of Urban Planning allows advanced exploration and critical analysis of any of the above.  

Study options:

Scholarships and awards

Discover the wide range of scholarships and awards available to support you in your postgraduate and doctoral studies.

Help and advice

Enrolment support

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses. Contact our Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Urban Planning at postgraduate level, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.

Dr Timothy Welch, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Urban Planning
  • Master of Urban Planning (Professional)
  • PhD in Urban Planning



Dr Lee Beattie, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Planning (Professional)
  • Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design



Dr Julia Gatley, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Heritage Conservation