To register as an Urban and Regional Planner, you need both the honours and the master's degrees.

  • What do I need to become a Professional Urban and Regional Planner? 
    Any person wishing to register as a Professional Planner at SACPLAN with a MURP from the UFS, must also have completed the Bachelor of Spatial Planning: Honours (BSPHons) that feeds into the MURP. The UFS Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) was re-accredited with SACPLAN during 2015.


  • Can I work and study at the same time?
    Our programme is available with three options:
  1. Full-time (one-year honours, one-year master's),
  2. Part-time (two-year honours, two-year master's), and
  3. Compact learning (two-year honours, two-year master's).

Compact learning means that you will travel to Bloemfontein four to five times per year for work sessions, classes, and examinations. You will also hand in assignments during the term. This option allows you to work, for example, in Windhoek while studying Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Free State.

  • Who can I contact to find out more about the course?
    You can contact Mrs Siphokazi Rammile 051 401 3210 or
  • Can I apply for admission with a National Diploma?
    These applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. If the department agrees to the application, the applicant then undergoes a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to assess if they have the academic skills required for a postgraduate degree.
  • Do you offer short courses?
    Yes, the department offers three Short Learning Programmes
  1. Fundamentals of Human Settlements
  2. Principles of Land Use Management
  3. Introduction to Research in Socio-Cultural Aspects of Planning 


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531


Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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