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The MSc in Planning offers the opportunity to study the theory and practice of spatial planning. The programme has been designed to reflect the transformation of planning in recent years from its traditionally relatively narrow statutory role of planning and regulating land use to a much wider remit facilitating action and intervention in the mediation of space and the creation of place. In doing so, the programme addresses a recognised skills shortage in the profession to underpin the effective delivery of this new agenda. Delivery of teaching and learning will take place through a number of modules taught by practising planners as well as academics. The modules are designed to ensure that students develop a systematic and comprehensive knowledge that allows them to synthesise, integrate and critically evaluate evidence from different sources within the discipline. A range of critical skills will be developed that will enable students to become professionally competent in the context of planning-related careers. The programme is offered as a combined planning programme under the terminology of the Royal Town Planning Institute. The core modules of the programme are designed to cover the general foundation of spatial planning (including urban design), while the specialisms to be offered reflect both the planning issues relevant to the local region and the existing strengths within the university, namely marine planning, rural planning and sustainable development. Accreditation by the Royal Town Planning Institute is being sought so that graduates will be eligible to gain 'Chartered Town Planner' status after a further 2 year period of experience and Assessment of Professional Competence.

The MSc in Planning offers the opportunity to study the theory and practice of spatial planning. The programme has been designed to reflect the transformation of planning in recent years from its traditionally relatively narrow statutory role of planning and regulating land use to a much wider remit facilitating action and intervention in the mediation of space and the creation of place. In doing...

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