Master of Planning

The University of Adelaide

Urban planning is about how we organise, regulate and manage our cities, neighbourhoods and buildings. With cities getting larger and more complex all around the world, it is important we manage their growth in intelligent ways. Planners make sure our cities are attractive places to live and work now, and sustainable into the future. Our Master of Planning is an intensive, broad-based degree that builds knowledge and skills for the professional realm. You will: study urbanisation, policy, theory, practice and planning law understand urban development processes in depth consider resilience to natural disasters and climate change explore techniques for engaging communities in planning apply your learning in real-life planning simulations and an architectural design project.

Course Fee:

International: $74,000

Entry Requirements:

Domestic students - undergraduate degree from the University of Adelaide with a GPA of 5.0 or better (out of 7.0), applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Adelaide MUST submit a Curriculum Vitae to the School of Architecture and Built Environment, applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Adelaide, but who have not achieved a GPA of 5.0 or better (out of 7.0) must submit a Curriculum Vitae and academic transcript to the School of Architecture and Built Environment; International students - undergraduate degree from University of Adelaide (or equivalent) with a GPA of 5.0 of better (out of 7.0), applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Adelaide must submit a Curriculum Vitae to the School of Architecture and Built Environment


The Master of Planning provides a broad-based education in planning covering urbanisation, policy, theory, practice and planning law. The urban development process is a central area for study. This prepares students for negotiation with developers and landowners. Community consultation is also emphasised as a key skill in achieving successful outcomes in urban planning. The program includes some elective choice which allows students to pursue topics of interest chosen from a broad spectrum of courses in architecture, geography and property studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Architecture; Construction; Design; Geography


The Master of Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 2 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
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Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
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