Accreditation of courses

Planning courses are accredited by various bodies, institutes and boards throughout industry and the professions as listed below.

Please check course pages to see the associated accreditations and qualifications for specific courses.

Postgraduate courses


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

  • Environmental Management and Technology MSc

    Graduates of the MSc can take IEMA exams at associate level.

Institute of Historic Building Conservation

  • Historic Conservation MSc / PGDip / PGCert

    The course is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

  • Environmental Assessment and Management MSc

    MSc accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Historic Conservation MSc / PGDip / PGCert

    Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Diploma in Planning MPlan / PGDip

    Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Spatial Planning MSc / PGDip

    The MSc level offers full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accreditation in one calendar year. The postgraduate diploma needs to be combined with an approved specialist planning programme, to fulfil the RTPI requirements.

  • Spatial Planning Studies Certificate

    Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as an access route to the MSc in Spatial Planning course.

  • Tourism: Environment and Development MSc / PGDip / PGCert

    The MSc is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) when combined with either the PGDip Spatial Planning or the BA (Hons) City and Regional Planning.

  • Urban Design MA / PGDip / PGCert

    Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning.

  • Urban Planning: Developing and Transitional Regions MSc / PGDip / PGCert

    The MSc is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning