Where You Can Find Town Planning Courses To Study

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If becoming an Urban and Regional Planner is a career path that you plan of pursuing, then you are probably aware that a strong tertiary education background is the first requirement. Luckily, there are several tertiary institutions that can help kick-start your journey.


Urban and Regional Planning professionals are able to work in the private and public sectors. This makes the profession a lucrative career path, as graduates can also be recruited by national, regional and local authorities as well as with consultants and developers. 

Fortunately, there is a considerable number of tertiary institutions in the country where you can find town planning courses to study at varying qualification levels. Here are some notable institutions that offer town planning programs:

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Department of Environmental and Geographical Science
Bachelor of Science in Town and Regional Planning
Master of City and Regional Planning

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

School of Architecture and Planning
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning

University of Pretoria (UP)

Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Urban and Regional Planning

Durban University of Technology (DUT)

Department of Town and Regional Planning
National Diploma: Town and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Technology: Town and Regional Planning

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

School of Built Environment and Development Studies
Bachelor of Housing
Bachelor of Planning

These are just a few examples of institutions offering town planning courses in South Africa. It is advisable to visit their respective university websites or contact their admissions offices for detailed information on the admission requirements, curriculum, and application processes. 

For more detailed information on the tuition fees, applications and courses offered by each of these colleges, you can visit our Where To Study directory.


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