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Course content

Become a spatial planning expert with the ability to advise clients on the effective use of land and an understanding of local authority controls relating to many aspects of policy, including transportation, communities, the environment and the quality of the built environment.

You will study the rationale behind spatial planning and you will be encouraged to reflect on your own work as you develop your selfawareness and explore the ethics of planning practice.

Whether you are involved in planning in the public, private or voluntary sectors, this is an opportunity to enhance your professional development, build on your existing education or qualifications and extend your knowledge of spatial planning.

After graduating, you will be able to apply for full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute once you have completed two years of relevant planning experience and its Assessment of Professional Competence.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

The School of Built Environment & Engineering is establishing networks across the major clients, contractors and supply chains in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. This includes links to the relevant professional bodies including the Royal Town Planning Institute, who accredit this award and the Department of Communities and local government.

Staff teaching on the course are research active, providing a rich learning environment and offering opportunities to access case studies, take part in site visits and to interact with local practitioners via regular conferences and seminars.

We have previously provided work opportunities through placements and internships. Opportunities also exist for graduates to access a research degree to Doctorate level.

Core modules

  • Theoretical Contexts
  • Planning & Making Spatial Strategies
  • Managing Places & Spaces
  • Policy Implementation & Appraisal
  • Strategic & European Contexts
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Job prospects

You will be able to access a wide range of careers in the planning profession, both in the public and private sectors. Taught within our School of Built Environment & Engineering, you will benefit from our excellent contacts with practitioners in planning and construction. We have developed relationships with major clients, contractors and supply chains in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, and you will have the opportunity to meet prospective employers at seminars and conferences.

  • Planning Consultant
  • Real Estate Consultant
  • Town Planner

Visit the Town & Regional Planning - MA page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!




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