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Master of Regional Planning by Research
Master of Regional Planning by Research

Master of Regional Planning by Research

  • ID:USC610111
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

To be eligible for admission to Master of Regional Planning by Research candidature, applicants are normally required to hold:

  • a Planning Institute of Australia (or other professional planning accreditation body affiliated with the World Planning Schools Association) accredited four-year degree in planning or

  • an honours undergraduate degree in a planning-related area and relevant planning experience to the satisfaction of the Program Coordinator

English Requirement


  • Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest


  • Paper-based — overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4
    Internet-based — overall score of 86 with minimum score of 21 for writing


  • Overall score of 58 with no subscore less than 54


  • Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill


  • Minimum 2 years full-time tertiary (university level) study where the language of instruction is English, successfully completed in the last 5 years in one of the of following countries:

  • Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America

  • Study completed in countries that don't appear in this list will be considered in a case by case basis.

Course Information

The planning profession demands real-world solutions for the constantly changing environment we live in. Work with industry experts to conduct research that will advance the way town planners approach complex issues, and provide new insights into the evolving needs of diverse communities and regions, both within Australia and globally.

In this advanced program, you’ll complete one required research course and an original thesis on a topic of your choice, from coastal management to water allocation and planning, urban planning and design issues to dispute resolution, and more.

This program is designed for planning professionals who hold a degree accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and are looking to advance their careers in the planning industry.

In this program you will:

  • Produce original research on an area of professional interest

  • Develop advanced skills in research design, analysis and written communication

  • Advance the way town planners approach complex issues, and contribute to the future of planning practice

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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