Urban Planning

Options with a degree in urban planning 

Urban planning graduates play a key role in managing and developing the places we live in to make them safer, more sustainable and healthier

These skills, along with other factors of career choice – what you like doing (your interests), what’s important to you (your values) and your personality type – will help you make informed career decisions. Remember that your career may be based on the skills you’ve gained over the course of your degree studies.

Some of the main career options with an Urban Planning degree are:

You can find out more about these on Prospects what can I do with my degree?  as well as the wide variety of jobs where your skills and knowledge are applicable.

Useful resources to help with your careers research  

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has some useful information on careers support. 

icould website also has a full range of careers information interviews and case studies featuring numerous different roles which you can search through and view online. Some relevant  case studies are listed below

To help you explore the wide range of career options open to you have a look at Prospects what can I do with my degree? and take the Prospects Career Planner Quiz.

Volunteering locally 

If you are interested in gaining some voluntary experience locally you may find the following websites helpful

Internships and work experience 

  • University of Dundee JobShop
  • ARUP have advertised planning internships over the last few years
  • Savills Early Careers Work placement opportunities
  • GoinGlobal – international internships and job options
  • Tayplan – The Strategic Development Planning Authority for Dundee, Angus , Perth and North Fife – They have a get involved information page

Finding a graduate job


The following websites may be helpful to search the wider job market, where your transferable  skills can be applied.

Graduate schemes

Many leading UK employers across all industries run graduate training programmes, to discover the benefits of these schemes and how you apply the links below will help:

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