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About the course

Develop the necessary skills and a comprehensive understanding of urban and rural planning from anywhere in the world to become an effective, professionally qualified planner.

Recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), this flexible, Joint Distance Learning Consortium (JDLC) course will focus on all stages of urban and rural planning, including urban design, plan making and policy, planning law and decision making, planning and place histories, the development process, finance, implementation and delivery and stakeholder participation and politics.

You will gain a critical awareness of the social, economic, political and regulatory nature of planning and will be able to evaluate development strategies and assess the challenges of planned interventions, sustainability and

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet one of the following criteria:


Have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects such as Geography, Urban Studies, Architecture, Surveying,
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainably, or Housing and Real Estate Management

Have at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject plus at least one year of professional practice in Urban/Environmental Planning related work environment

Have at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject plus one 60 credit Open University module (Environment: sharing a dynamic planet DST206)

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