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Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Honours
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 08BURH


The Bachelor  of Urban and  Regional  Planning Honours is a  postgraduate  specialisation  degree  that aims at  consolidating and 
deepening the knowledge and skills of students in the main cognate areas of learning and capacitate them to conduct applied 
research. It builds upon the outcomes of the Bachelor’s degree in the same subject fields/cognate area of learning. 

The  programme  is  purposefully  designed  to  produce  students  with  a  deepened  theoretical  grounding  in  the  historical 
development  and  contemporary  theories,  concepts  and  approaches  of  urban  and  regional  planning,  as  well  as  the  requisite 
tools,  methods  and  skills  to  analyse  and  solve  spatial  planning,  urban  design,  urban  mobility  and  transportation  planning 
problems, and to prepare various spatial planning interventions. In addition, the programme equips students to conduct applied
research, communicate results successfully and make appropriate decisions based on research findings. 


Admission Requirements 

Applicants may  be admitted  to  this  programme if  they  have a  Bachelor of Town and  Regional  Planning degree  (NQF  Level  7) 
from NUST.
Applicants with an equivalent, relevant qualification at NQF Level 7, worth at least 360 credits,  from other recognised tertiary 
education institutions, will be evaluated in terms of the minimum core competencies of urban and regional planning imbedded 
in  their  curricula  –  moral  and  ethical  dimensions  of  planning;  demonstrating  theoretical  and  contextual  dimensions;  linking 
knowledge of  spatial plans and  policies; linking  theory and  practise  of integrated  development; executing academic  research; 
and  demonstrating  effective  managerial  and  communication  skills.  Such  applicants  may  be  required  to  enrol  for  selected 
undergraduate courses if the Department deems it necessary to address critical gaps in the core competencies. These courses 
may be taken concurrently with the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Honours programme. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates can be employed in the public sector at national level (e.g. Ministry of Urban and Rural Development; Ministry of Land Reform; National Planning Commission), regional level (Regional Councils) and local level (Local Authorities), state-owned enterprises (e.g. National Housing Enterprise), non-governmental organisations (e.g. National Housing Action Group) and the private sector (town and regional planning companies), etc.

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