Master of City Planning

Study Area

Architecture, building, planning and design

Study Level



The University of New South Wales



Course Detail



Intake Time

February, September

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

The Master of City Planning is a two-year, professionally accredited degree consisting of one research project or urban design studio and 14 courses. It allows you to choose one of four specialisations on the way to planning accreditation: City Development and Renewal, City Design, History and Theory, and Healthy Sustainable Communities. In the second year you devise and undertake an independent major research project, which allows you to deepen your engagement with your area of specialisation or, under the City Design pathway, you may be able to undertake the Urban Design Studio (which is undertaken together with students from the Master of Urban Development and Design). The Master of City Planning provides you with an excellent platform to take up planning and urban policy-related opportunities across all tiers of government, as well as private consultancy, property development and anywhere that planning skills are required.


Average Score

at least 65%


7.0 overall (min 6.0 in each subtest)

Background Requirements


The University of New South Wales

Institute Ranking

#44 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #4 in Australia

Program Ranking

#4 in Australia for Architecture, #27 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020