Master of Urban Management and Planning

The Master of Urban Management and Planning aims to provide you with the scholarship, skills and knowledge to successfully manage the planet’s increasingly complex urban world.

You may be an existing urban professional or seeking to begin a career in this area. The flexibility of the course will suit professionals working in local government, regional organisations and state and federal government institutions. It will especially appeal to planners, in government and the private sector, looking for postgraduate qualifications with a focus on management.

Delivered within the Urban Research Centre (URC) (opens in a new window) the course demonstrates a research based approach as an essential element of urban management. Teaching staff includes URC researchers as well as internationally recognised urban scholars from the School of Social Sciences and Psychology.

The UWS location in the centre of Sydney’s population growth area represents a rich urban laboratory in which to explore the most important urban issues. Mandatory units are run in intensive or block mode to reduce your travel burden.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Urban Management and Planning provides students with an understanding of the planning/urban management workplace. In the Urban Planning Placement Project, you will spend time with local planning/urban management employers working on a variety of tasks.

Graduates are equipped to pursue an enviable range of critical urban careers relating to planning and management in local, state and federal government agencies as well as in the private sector.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Parramatta campus Parramatta CBD
Duration 1 Year Full Time/2 Years Part Time 1 Year Full Time
Intake Information Available Semester 1 (Autumn) and Semester 2 (Spring) Available Semester 1 (Autumn) and Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Code 950030 1674.2 [CRICOS Code 067913E]
Fee Information Local Course Fees (opens in a new window) International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

How to Apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS postgraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.

All international applications for entry to UWS postgraduate courses must be made via the International Student Admission Application form. Step by step instructions are available on the International Admissions pages.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).