This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city planning and regeneration. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide you with an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career.
Why this programme
◾If you want to establish a career as a chartered town planner, this programme is designed for you. ◾The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). ◾There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you to arrange professional work placements.
You will take a series of core courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in planning and regeneration.
The core semester 1 courses focus on planning and urban theories, principles and practices which are necessary for you to build a solid understanding of how cities, markets, institutions and planning process function. In semester 2 you will build on this knowledge base by developing core spatial planning skills and a solid grounding in regeneration. Courses will involve you attending lectures, seminars and tutorials and taking part in project, lab, field and team work.
◾Contemporary planning systems ◾Designing places ◾Development economics ◾Development process ◾Global cities ◾Governance and markets ◾Professional practices, ethics and management ◾Spatial planning strategies ◾Regenerating cities.
Professional accreditation is important because it means that graduates need complete only the Assessment of Professional Competence for the relevant profession in order to obtain chartered status as MRICS and/or MRTPI.
We are pleased to announce that this programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.
As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute and can develop your career as a chartered town planner. Opportunities exist in planning and development agencies and consultancies, property developers, house builders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.