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Planning and Environment Research MA


Course Description

Course Overview

Our Planning and Environment Research MA provides strong research training. You will develop your research skills and receive professional accreditation. It will suit those looking to specialise in environmental or landscape planning research. The course is Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised.

The course will prepare you for a PhD in the field of environmental or landscape planning. It will also equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue a research career. The research skills that you will develop are relevant to a variety of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

You will develop: understanding of a range of contemporary and specialised issues in environmental planning research; strong research skills including data collection and analysis; awareness of ethical issues in research; practical skills for planning, managing and disseminating research, including bibliographic, IT and communication skills; expertise in specialist areas relating to your personal research interests; a broad understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Our research-active staff will deliver your teaching and research training. Our staff have extensive practice experience. They are also experienced supervisors and examiners of doctoral level research students. This has considerable benefits if you wish to carry on to PhD at Newcastle. It provides opportunities to develop research proposals in close association with potential supervisors.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/planning-environment-research-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/planning-environment-research-ma/#howtoapply

Visit the Planning and Environment Research MA page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

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PGT Excellence Awards 2012 - 20+ Awards

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is pleased to offer 20 PGT Excellence Awards for Sept 2012 entry. The awards will be worth £2000.00 which will be deducted from your tuition fees.Full details about the awards scheme and how to apply are available here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/apl/assets/documents/Excellence%20Awards%202012.pdfClosing Date: Monday 23rd April 2012

Value of Scholarship(s)

2000.00

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for an Excellence Award you must meet the following criteria:
 Be a Home/EU student
 Hold an offer to study one of the Full Time programmes listed below starting in Sept 2012
 Have a 2:1 or above at UG level
 Be self funding*Conditional offer holders may be selected for an award subject to meeting the requirements of their offer.
Please note this offer is not available in conjunction with any other awards or scholarship scheme.

Application Procedure

Please see: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/apl/assets/documents/Excellence%20Awards%202012.pdf
Where an application question has been set, answers must be sent to [email protected] by the closing date.

Further Information

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/apl/assets/documents/Excellence%20Awards%202012.pdf



Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. Your degree must be in a relevant subject area such as: planning; landscape; environmental science; environmental management; geography; architecture.The Degree Programme Director will also consider those with a 2:2 honours degree if you have: either a Master's level qualification or significant relevant experience. To study this course you need to meet our Band 7 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

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