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MA Urban and Regional Planning

University of Westminster

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £7500.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This MA course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing employer needs for staff who can investigate changes in the natural and built environments, manage the challenges of climate change through sustainable development, and debate and critically reflect upon the knowledge and values underpinning current approaches to land use development. Completion of the MA course is the first step to become a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

The course will support your personal and professional development. You will be able to work in the interdisciplinary and cross-sector environment of urban and regional development, in a variety of private, public and community contexts, and apply your knowledge to practise in specialist areas of planning. The course builds on the University's experience of delivering postgraduate courses in town planning for more than 60 years.

The course explores the current context and content of spatial planning. It does so from a UK and European perspective, and also investigates underlying theoretical debates.

If you want to gain a greater understanding of spatial planning, but do not want to study for a full Masters course, we also offer an Urban and Regional Planning Postgraduate Diploma and an Urban and Regional Planning Postgraduate Certificate. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find out more about these courses. 

This MA course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing employer needs for staff who can investigate changes in the natural and built environments, manage the challenges of climate change through sustainable development, and debate and critically reflect upon the knowledge and values...

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Course Content

For the award of the MA students need to pass modules totalling 180 credits. MA students take all core modules and choose one specialist option module.

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules

  • Dissertation/Policy Implementation Project
  • Making and Managing Places
  • Planning Field Trip
  • Planning Theory and Practice One
  • Planning Theory and Practice Two
  • Research Methods and the Built Environment
  • Skills for Planning Practice
  • Sustainable Cities and Neighbourhoods

Optional modules

  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Land Use, Planning and Transport
  • Environmental Policy, Assessment and Climate Change
  • Public Realm: Significance, Design, Experience

For the award of the MA students need to pass modules totalling 180 credits. MA students take all core modules and choose one specialist option module. The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Dissertation/Policy Implementation Project Making and Managing Places Planning...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Marylebone, Central London

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£7500.00

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Classroom

Marylebone, Central London

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£850.00

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Applicants without the standard entry requirements will be considered if they have membership of an appropriate professional body. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. This course is designed for those students who wish to practice town and country planning in the UK. 

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.

Applicants are required to submit one academic reference. 

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Applicants without the standard entry requirements will be considered if they have membership of an appropriate professional body. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. This course is designed for those students who wish to practice town and country planning in the UK.  If your first language is not...

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