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Full Time MSc Degrees in Architecture, Building & Planning, Preston, United Kingdom

We have 7 Full Time MSc Degrees in Architecture, Building & Planning, Preston, United Kingdom

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This course focuses on the conservation of heritage buildings and sites and the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. Read more
This course focuses on the conservation of heritage buildings and sites and the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. It is designed to help forge and develop the career prospects of individuals wishing to work in this fascinating and rewarding field of industry. The course examines the re-use of existing buildings and heritage assets and explores the role historic buildings play in the sustainable revitalisation of our towns and cities. Techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retro-fitting and extension are scrutinised, and the legislative context of heritage planning is analysed in depth. The professional standards and quality of the course have been recognised through its accreditation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IBHC).

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Modules
-History of Buildings & Towns
-Building Conservation
-Adaptive Re-Use
-Building Recording & Analysis
-Conservative Repair
-Urban Regeneration
-Dissertation (triple module)

INDUSTRY LINKS

The course has numerous industry links who help provide case study material, workshop visits and occasional student work experience. These include:
-English Heritage
-The Heritage Lottery Fund
-The Methodist Church in Britain
-The Dovenest Group
-Preston City Council
-Chorley Borough Council
-Blackpool Borough Council
-Wyre Borough Council
-Rossendale Borough Council
-DWA Architects Ltd
-Frank Whittle Partnership
-Clitheroe Civic Society
-Jubb & Jubb Ltd

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The course is also formally ‘recognised’ by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

FURTHER INFORMATION

This course has a two decade track-record of facilitating graduates with the skills and attributes necessary to forge successful careers working within the heritage sector and the historic built environment. Our alumni include conservation officers, planning consultants, architects and technologists, surveyors, project managers, heritage officers and other multidisciplinary professionals. Their feedback has ensured that the course provides students with the perfect blend of theory and practise, supplemented by by-weekly on-site workshop sessions. Our industry connections also guarantee that all students wishing to obtain relevant work experience can do so through liaison with the course team.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Modules area assessed in various ways, including written assignment work, group presentations and examinations.

Modules are class taught and supplemented by regular workshops which include site visits and on campus guest lectures.

The course team comprises practitioners and academics with extensive experience working within the heritage and construction sectors.

OPPORTUNITIES

Through liaison with the course team, students are offered the opportunity to secure voluntary work experience with one of industry partners. This commonly involves working within the conservation department of local planning authorities. These working arrangements are made between the student and the industry partner: UCLan acts only as a facilitator.

Regular workshops and site visits offer the students opportunities to network with industry professionals. These commonly include former students of the course.

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The course will a focus upon project quality and control methods in the project management processes including leadership and team skills. Read more
The course will a focus upon project quality and control methods in the project management processes including leadership and team skills. It will provide scope to extend knowledge of technologies and resolution of new build problems. It will provide the opportunity for students to complete a range of optional modules which will facilitate the development of their knowledge and problem solving skills, which are suited to the working environment, the programme will develop research methods and applications.

MSc Construction Project Management consists of nine modules of which some are compulsory. The modules are: Project Management; Risk Management; Health and Safety Management; Quality Management; Advanced Construction Technology; Leadership and Team Development; Research Methods, and Dissertation. Optional modules are: Project Appraisal and Cost Analysis; International Procurement; Resource and Expenditure Planning and Control. These modules apply to the full-time course. If studying part-time, you can take up to 4 modules per year for the Masters Programme. On completion you will be able to project manage effectively across any built environment sector.

Most modules are assessed by coursework alone, but there are some examinations. Most coursework is individual but there is some group work. There are also assessed presentations on the course.

Facilities available to students: Computer: Microcomputer laboratories, networked software, Internet access. Library: University central library and resources service, specialist information centre, undergraduate resource centre.

A course module that will help you plan your career is available as a free choice module (called an elective), which you can study as part of your degree programme

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The underlying ethos is that urban and environmental management requires both scientific and managerial expertise to integrate spatial and other forms of official intervention, particularly those related to urban & regional planning and to policy & management for environmental protection. Read more
The underlying ethos is that urban and environmental management requires both scientific and managerial expertise to integrate spatial and other forms of official intervention, particularly those related to urban & regional planning and to policy & management for environmental protection. As organisations develop corporate responsibility policies they are looking to employ urban environmental managers.The course provides a critical approach to theories, techniques and methods in urban planning and regeneration within the context of the environment. It provides students with a learning environment in which they will develop their capacity for independent study, their ability to collaborate with others in team settings.The broad areas covered include: a comprehensive introduction to urban environmental management, with particular reference to project planning and strategic planning and the involvement of people in such decisions. The course explores the role of practices and tools to inform and develop.

Several modules (Environmental Management within Organisations, Waste resource and Solutions, Practical Aspect of Waste Management and the Dissertation) are currently accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management. It is expected that accreditation will also be sought from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Trust.

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Arboriculture is the science and practice of tree care and management. Urban forestry is about greening our towns and cities to create a healthy and sustainable urban environment. Read more
Arboriculture is the science and practice of tree care and management. Urban forestry is about greening our towns and cities to create a healthy and sustainable urban environment. Together, these two closely related disciplines have a vital role to play in creating a liveable environment. The numerous environmental, economic and social benefits of urban trees and woodlands can dramatically improve the quality of life in our towns and cities and this has been identified as a government priority in several recent policy documents.

This on-line MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded from the University of Central Lancashire, is a ground-breaking course which recognises the multidiscipline approach of the subjects. The course aims to extend student's existing expertise to the full range of skills and knowledge of social, technical and strategic tree management issues now required by senior positions in the industry.
The MSc will encourage debate and critical evaluation of current practices and research within this field. The course will enable students to reflect on current issues and develop problem solving skills which encourage originality of thought on current issues within Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.

Year 1

Urban Development and Urban Greening

This module will examine the nature of the urban environment and the historical development of urban greenspace management. It will explore the current nature and extent of urban green space management in Britain and overseas and reflect on the role of urban trees and woodland in improving the quality of life for urban dwellers.

The Science of Tree Production and Establishment

This module will look at the latest techniques in establishing trees in urban areas and challenge conventional views on tree production, planting, landscaping and post-planting maintenance in the light of scientific advances in these areas.

Trees and Urban Planning

This module will explore key statutory and common laws concerned with the regulation and preservation of trees. It will consider trees in relation to the regulation of land used in terms of development control and reflect on the wider context of trees and planning in the development of urban landscapes.

Year 2

Tree Physiology and the Urban Environment

This module aims to advance the knowledge of students in arboricultural science and its applications that rely upon knowledge of a tree’s biological system and physiological functions. The module will investigate key areas of the physiology of trees, including modifications in tree physiology that satisfy different environmental conditions of the urban environment, tree defence systems and associated tree health care treatments. The learning outcomes of this module reflect the need for important findings from scientific investigations into tree physiology to be applied to tree management. This cross-fertilisation of tree science and tree management is much needed, and students will benefit from a deeper understanding of trees as living organisms and the influence of different management choices.

Research Methodology and Design

This module provides students with the essential personal, organisational, management, theoretical and statistical skills needed to work at Postgraduate Level. It will explore research philosophies, research process and design and the process of questionnaire development and design. The module will develop skills in advanced data organisation, presentation, dissemination and problem solving.

Tree Risk Management

This module will investigate the complex relationships between tree biomechanics, the development of defects and infection strategies for fungal diseases and other pathogens. The module will evaluate these facets in the wider context of tree risk management and the development of risk management strategies for tree populations.

Year 3

Masters Dissertation

The dissertation is a triple module and allows students to design and conduct a substantial piece of independent, supervised research in the field of arboriculture or urban forestry. The dissertation is an independent piece of academic work which allows the student to identify and work in an area of interest to them and manage the research process to agreed deadlines.

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UCLan’s Construction Law programme is designed to meet the international demand for engineers, architects and project managers, and other construction professionals to be skilled in preventing and resolving disputes in the construction industry. Read more
UCLan’s Construction Law programme is designed to meet the international demand for engineers, architects and project managers, and other construction professionals to be skilled in preventing and resolving disputes in the construction industry. It combines contact with the course team through electronic distance learning technology, including webinars, to provide flexibility of learning to suit individual needs.

The programme places considerable emphasis on the application of the law in problem-solving and problem-avoidance situations within the context of a global construction industry. Widespread use is made of case study material and real-life scenarios, which will further develop your ability to formulate, propose and defend an argument.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The degree award has RICS accreditation and therefore membership of the RICS is available via the APC route, following
successful completion. The University has been reaccredited as a Recognised Course Provider under the CIArb Pathways Scheme - adjudication pathway with domestic arbitration.
Successful students may apply to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for the use of the designated letters ‘MCIArb’. Successful students' may be exempted from CIArb Introduction and Modules 1 and 2, and are eligible for membership with the Chartered Institute.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Course content
MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution is a course designed to meet the international demand for engineers, architects and project managers, and other construction professionals to be skilled in understanding their rights and obligations under contracts, and
to prevent and resolve disputes in the construction industry.
The course content considers the impact of current issues on contracts and the workplace, such as an increasingly technological and global industry and sustainable construction, which aims to minimise environmental impact and maximise both economic viability and
the social benefits.

Modules include:
• Legal Skills
• Contractual Issues
• Tortious and Statutory Issues
• Dispute Resolution
• Environmental Law
(with Planning Law)
• Dissertation
• International Arbitration Practice
and Procedure
• Arbitration Award Writing

The course also delivers webinars throughout the year, holding a three day residential concerning assessment and networking in the UK. In 2017, the residential will be held at Trinity Hall, the University of Cambridge.

Facilities
This programme is offered as a distance learning (blended method) using available online materials and extensive electronic databases and journals from the university’s own resources, as well as online tutor support. We have specialist construction and law librarians,
available for online support and the supply of online materials. The course is also supported by prominent legal professionals.

Research
Sustainable domestic and global construction contracts, BIM and design issues regarding coastal engineering are themes within the course’s research. Given the ever-increasing importance of environmental and sustainability agendas, this research theme involves
active engagement with industry, key consortia/research bodies, and the wider outreach communities. The findings of this research inform the course to ensure it is changes to meet the latest industry needs.

Employability
The level of education provided by the programme is appropriate to those who hold or aim to eventually hold senior positions with consultants or contractors engaged in the construction Industry, or with technical departments of government and semi-government
institutions. Throughout the programme emphasis will be placed on self-motivation, critical thinking and developing analytical depth.

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Globally recognised for its quality and expert delivery, our MSc Construction Project Management is an extremely popular course which is well respected in industry. Read more
Globally recognised for its quality and expert delivery, our MSc Construction Project Management is an extremely popular course which is well respected in industry. The themes of sustainability, enterprise, employability and internationalisation are central to the programme of study and by focusing on these specialised areas, you’ll become fully equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary for forging rewarding and successful careers. The development of leadership and team building skills is a cornerstone of the course: you’ll attend a bespoke residential workshop hosted by an internationally renowned management development company situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

INDUSTRY LINKS

We have excellent links within the building, construction and project management industries.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge and understanding through a series of lectures, seminars and practical workshops. These contiguous teaching methods are supported through directed study of text books, research papers/journal articles, case study materials, workshops, and assignments or project work.

Subject specific skills are developed through opportunities to practise such activities in an appropriate learning context (e.g. seminars, tutorials and workshops). Web-based materials and practical manuals are used where appropriate to support structured learning. Other skills are developed through naturally arising opportunities in the curriculum.

Knowledge and understanding is assessed through written assignments, the research dissertation and oral presentations. The assessments are all designed for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and meet the various module learning outcomes. Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development. Feedback is provided on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement and providing periodic evaluations of progress.

LEARNING OUTCOME & AIMS

The course seeks to develop the skills of postgraduate managers and engineers in the following areas:
-Enable graduates in management and engineering disciplines to develop their project management skills.
-Focus upon project planning and control methods within the construction project management process.
-Extend knowledge of innovative tools, techniques and methodologies in the resolution of complex problems.
-Develop personal, interpersonal and project-personnel skills.
-Provide the opportunity for students to complete a range of modules that are relevant to their working environment and general interest in the context of international project management.
-Develop the student’s research methods and applications.

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Our dual accredited and well respected MSc Building Services course emphasises the application of modern, sustainable and energy efficient engineering systems in the context of the built environment. Read more
Our dual accredited and well respected MSc Building Services course emphasises the application of modern, sustainable and energy efficient engineering systems in the context of the built environment. The programme is characterised by parallel themes of design and management of project work, complemented throughout by the drive towards sustainability and energy efficiency of engineering solutions. 

This MSc course is designed to encourage you to approach your academic and professional career as a creative, innovative manager and engineer. On graduation you will have the potential to contribute to significant advances in engineering and technological and social issues associated with the building engineering services industries.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This MSc is accredited by both the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI), fulfilling the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The application of sustainable Building Services Engineering is multi-disciplinary so you will carry out project work, which will facilitate dialogue between the Engineer and other members of the design and management team. It is the development of novel technological and engineering solutions within the often contradictory constraints of sustainability, safety, economy and energy efficiency, and the law which pose the challenge in the course.

In a time of rapid technological advances, when the international community is aware of and sensitive to a range of environmental issues, you will gain sufficient understanding of current developments and their underpinning technology to analyse and offer solutions to the problems faced by today’s engineers in the fields of Building Services and associated engineering disciplines.

FURTHER INFORMATION

This MSc course is designed to encourage students to approach their academic and professional careers as creative and innovative managers and engineers and to ensure that the successful graduates will have potential to contribute to significant advances in engineering and technological and social issues associated with the building engineering services industries.

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