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This course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing needs of employers 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. 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 rural 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 Course content 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. Core modules ?DissertationPolicy ?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 Option modules: Conservation Policy and Practice Environmental Policy and Climate Change Housing and Regeneration Public Participation and Engaging Communities Public Realm: Significance, Design, Experience Street Design in Practice Associated careers Completion of the course is the first step to becoming a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. There is demand from government and the private sector for qualified planners. Recent graduates from the full-time course have gone on to work in local government, urban regeneration agencies and into consultancy.

This course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing needs of employers 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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Entry Requirements

You will need a good first degree from the UK, or a comparable qualification from overseas, or membership of an appropriate professional body. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.

You will need a good first degree from the UK, or a comparable qualification from overseas, or membership of an appropriate professional body. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.

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