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The course provides access to high level professional development in spatial planning for students across the North of England. The course welcomes full-time students with a wide variety of backgrounds, to further studies in spatial planning, building on their initial education andor qualifications in a variety of ways. Part-time students are mostly engaged in planning practice or planning-related work in the public, private or community sectors, although those with related backgrounds are also welcome to apply. The course aims to provide a critical understanding of the rationale for spatial planning and encourages students to be reflective practitioners, based on self-awareness and the development of an ethical standpoint in planning practice. Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) once they have completed two years of relevant planning experience and successfully completed the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Modules Policy implementation & appraisal Examines the political material and organisational context for public policy implementation and evaluation by considering roles and functions of its key players and the influences of previous policy outcomes. Sustainable communities Examines historical interpretations of sustainable communities and their policy dimensions and expressions. Managing places & spaces Considers how places came to be, the role of development managements in the English planning system and the key methodologies for evaluating the quality of existing laces. This is used as the foundation to put forward a development proposal for a city centre site. Planning & making spatial strategies Reviews the historical evolution of the spatial planning system in the UK, reviewing its key purposes and principles, and offering opportunities for you to prepare planning policies for localities of your choice. Theoretical contexts Develops your understanding and critical awareness of the contemporary dynamics of places and communities, seen from a variety of theoretical viewpoints. Future opportunities Many clients wishing to develop land and property need access to experts able to advise on the use of land and understand local authority controls relating to many aspects of policy including transportation, communities, the environment and quality of the built environment. Graduates of the course will access a wide range of career options in the planning sector including working with local and regional authorities and in the private sector. The course has excellent links with industry and there are numerous opportunities for students to network and access prospective employers. Opportunities also exist for graduates to access a research degree to doctorate level.

The course provides access to high level professional development in spatial planning for students across the North of England. The course welcomes full-time students with a wide variety of backgrounds, to further studies in spatial planning, building on their initial education andor qualifications in a variety of ways. Part-time students are mostly engaged in planning practice or...

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