The University of Melbourne

Master of Urban Planning

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

As we adapt to global changes that impact our cities including climate change and deepening inequality, concerns for community health and safety, and the emergence of global city-regions, planning has never been more critical. The Master of Urban Planning is a professional degree that focuses on Australian and international policy and planning pertaining to human settlements and how we cope with challenging population and environmental issues.

Designed for

Graduates seeking to change careers, or those wishing to gain a professional qualification in urban planning


  • Eight core subjects (100 points): Core subjects provide you with the knowledge and technical skills needed to generate, evaluate, and implement plans as well as insight into economic and environmental changes in cities
  • Four specialisation subjects (50 points)
  • Capstone subject (25 points). You must complete MSD Minor thesis
  • Two multidisciplinary electives (25 points): You choose two electives from other disciplines at the Melbourne School of Design or other faculties in subjects such as such as economics, engineering, public health, development studies, social work and law. Planners work with many other disciplines in practice and these subjects prepare you to work effectively in industry.


  • Urban planning

Standard entry requirements

  • In order to be considered for entry applicants must meet the following criteria: An undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65% (University of Melbourne equivalent)
  • And A Personal Statement of up to 500 words
  • And Satisfy the University of Melbourne's English Language Requirement.


Accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Study pathways

School leavers applying for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne can secure a place in the Master of Urban Planning at the same time through the Graduate Degree Packages program, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $79,048
International: $92,608
  • Full-time : 2 years

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