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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

Become an accredited planner in one year from any undergraduate degree

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The course’s primary focus is on attaining a professional qualification.

It is designed to take your broad knowledge of planning and provide the detail that will give you the professional skills and experience you’ll need to forge a career in this area.

Your dissertation may be a work based project, working for a client organisation on a brief that they commission.

You will learn the use of techniques (GIS, design software, statistical analysis) but more importantly, how to apply them to solve problems, create new solutions for the built environment and understand the complexity of environmental management.

Semester 1 Modules:

  • Introduction Planning Theory and Practice
  • Environmental Planning & Governance
  • Planning

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Typically, entrants to the programme come from backgrounds in geography, sociology, estate management, environmental science, architecture and economics, although recent entrants have included those with backgrounds in arts and humanities.

Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate acceptable experience.


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