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Town and regional planning is concerned with managing the built and natural environment to meet the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. This MA programme is designed to meet the needs of students (mainly from overseas) who wish to develop a broad based understanding of town and regional planning or enrich their existing knowledge. Course Aims The course aims to provide students with a solid grounding in the various aspects of town and regional planning. More specifically it seeks to develop: Skills and techniques in research, computing, design and various forms of communication which are needed by town and regional planning professionals Knowledge in the factors shaping the environment, the institutional context within which planning is practised, the role and scope of planning in respect to the management of growth and change values and ethics of professional practice in the field of town and regional planning, recognising the needs of different groups and the importance of equal opportunities in the decision making process. Course Structure The programme has a modular structure. It comprises eight taught modules and a compulsory dissertation of 12-15,000 words (equivalent to four modules), totalling 180 credits. The programme is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to develop a broad based understanding of town and regional planning or enrich their existing knowledge. In addition to a number of core compulsory modules, students, select from the range of postgraduate planning modules offered by the Department of Civic Design and any other approved Masters? level modules elsewhere in the University. Selection of modules is undertaken following discussion with the Course Director in order to ensure that students embark upon a balanced schedule of study consistent with the learning outcomes of the programme. The list of modules available to MATRP students in the Department of Civic Design is as follows: Compulsory CIVD702 Theory Power and Ethics CIVD704 Making Plans CIVD706 Trends, Outcomes and Impacts CIVD525 Dissertation Optional CIVD701 Spatial Planning Challenges CIVD703 Making Places CIVD705 Implementing and Managing Change CIVD707 Spatial Planning in Action CIVD612 Techniques in Environmental Planning and Management CIVD622 Environmental Planning and Management Project CIVD614 Urban and Regional Regeneration CIVD540 Urban Regeneration Project CIVD624 Geographic Information Systems CIVD625 Planning in Europe Teaching, Learning and Assessment The course adopts a combination of teaching and assessment methods. Teaching combines classroom methods, such as lectures and seminars, with practical sessions, such as project work and field visits. Students are assessed by a combination of coursework, such as essays, reports, seminar presentations, and examinations. Some modules are assessed entirely by coursework.

Town and regional planning is concerned with managing the built and natural environment to meet the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. This MA programme is designed to meet the needs of students (mainly from overseas) who wish to develop a broad based understanding of town and regional planning or enrich their existing knowledge. Course Aims The course aims to provide...

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