The Agents of Environmental Planning module is designed and delivered by Natural England, in collaboration with Birmingham City University
The module provides a valuable, practical insight into the work of a government organisation operating in the planning sector.
The planning profession needs flexible and adaptable individuals trained to deal with complex and messy planning challenges across built and natural environments.
The course is designed as a fast track to a professional qualification accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Successful completion of this course will lead to Professional Membership after the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). You can enter this course without any formal qualification in planning.
The programme is interdisciplinary, combining economic, social and environmental perspectives to address spatial planning challenges and opportunities in a more joined-up manner.
Thus the programme focuses on both built and natural environment issues and the linkages and dependencies between them. Following a grounding in core spatial planning principles students can follow specialist pathways in planning law and environmental planning reflecting staff teaching and research strengths and crucially, the future needs of the planning profession.
Thus this course equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools to start fitting the disparate pieces of the built and natural environment jigsaw together in order to improve the ways in which we plan; develop policy and make decisions.
The course is vocational and applied within a robust academic framework. This provides you with future-proofed professional and practical skills required by the planning profession which are underpinned by intellectual, transferable and personal skills. These are developed and enhanced through the modules that comprise the course supported by staff tutors.
The ‘Agents of Environmental Planning’ module is designed and delivered by Natural England, in collaboration with Birmingham City University
. The module provides a valuable, practical insight into the work of a government organisation operating in the planning sector.
The University has a range of research (MPhil and PhD) postgraduate programmes, details can be found at: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/postgrad
Nearly all our graduates go into employment soon after completion of the course.
Those who are already in employment are normally seeking to advance their careers by achieving the MA.
Planning-related jobs can be both well paid and challenging. You could be employed in professional practice (e.g. in an individual firm of planning consultants), commercial organisations (e.g. house builders), local authorities or central government.