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MSc (T) Planning and Regeneration

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

MSc (T) Planning and Regeneration

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

EVP-MSC-SR

UCAS Code

JACS Code

K420 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Admission normally requires a Second Class Honours Degree or above, in a broad range of related subjects (e.g planning, estate management, landscape design) or equivalent qualifications and experience. Further criteria may be set by the School if the number of applications exceeds the maximum student intake. Applicants should be aware that RTPI accreditation will only be awarded to students who have completed an RTPI-accredited undergraduate degree, whereas RICS accreditation is available for all.

The University operates a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme for admission to MSc Planning and Development. A RPL application form shall be submitted by potential applicants, who can demonstrate substantial and relevant experience, in line with University guidelines and will be considered on an individual basis. http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/AcademicAffairs/ProceduresforRecognitionofPriorLearningRPL/1DefinitionofRecognitionofPriorLearningRPL/

International students must have appropriate English language skills IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual element.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Natural and Built Environment

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Town and country planning (2008)

Accreditations (PSRB)

The Royal Town Planning Institute

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 03-03-17

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 10-05-16

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor David Adams

University of Glasgow

Mr David Mounstephen

Director, Fleming Mounstephen Planning

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

In order to proceed to dissertation or work-based study (EVP7026), students must pass all taught modules, or proceed ‘at risk’

Students with protected characteristics

No barriers to access.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

To develop an understanding of the nature, purpose, methods and practice of spatial regeneration; this includes knowledge about the political and governance context of regeneration, its impact on individuals and communities, often in a multicultural environment, and the techniques of policy analysis and project-making;

To understand the processes of change in the built environment and the relationships between the social, economic, environmental and physical factors associated with the development of the built environment;

To develop and put into practice key regeneration-related skills, including the ability to manage the regeneration of urban environments, to mediate between competing development interests, to produce strategies, policies and plans and to communicate processes and outcomes;

To provide opportunities to practice and strengthen competencies in key skills such as numeracy, literacy, use of ICT, problem solving, team work and aspects of urban design;

To develop awareness of the value dimension of regeneration activity and the ethical responsibilities of those involved in regeneration and mediation;

To develop the ability to undertake a substantial piece of specialist independent research; and

To display the range of design competencies required for professional recognition by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Plan, conduct research, and report upon spatial regeneration issues.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Exercise spatial literacy through skills in Geographical Information Systems, spatial mapping of socio-economic data, data categorisation, design and evaluation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, individual project work, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group project work, dissertation or work-based study.

Carry out and critically evaluate property valuation exercises.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, field trip.

Methods of Assessment

Essay.

Synthesise academic and policy relevant literature when engaged in project applications of planning practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Define and articulate problems, identify potential solutions and communicate these in a clear manner.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Effectively use oral, written and graphic modes of communication that speak to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Operate as a member of a team in work based situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Project work (group and individual), field trips.

Methods of Assessment

Small group project work, oral presentations.

Demonstrate independent judgement and personal responsibility, linked to an appreciation for ethical behaviour, when involved in professional activities.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The nature, purpose, methods and practice of spatial regeneration.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Processes of change in the built environment and the relationships between the social, economic, environmental and physical factors associated with the development of the built environment.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

The political and governance context of spatial regeneration and its impact on individuals and communities.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

The value dimension of regeneration activity and the ethical responsibilities of those involved in regeneration.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Sustainable development issues within the overall context of place making.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

To apply spatial regeneration knowledge and techniques in real, place-specific projects through production of strategies, policies and plans.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

To mediate between competing development interests.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

To demonstrate design competency in relation to the analysis of spatial regeneration and the preparation of site-specific regeneration documentation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, seminars, project work (group and individual), field trips, one-to-one supervision of dissertation or work-based study.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays, small group project work, individual project work, oral presentations, dissertation or work-based study.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Design and Regeneration

EVP7020

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Local and Regional Development

EVP7022

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Approaches to Property Development

EVP7023

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Planning in Contested Space

EVP7024

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Professional Practice Project in Spatial Regeneration

EVP7025

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

GIS and Spatial Analysis

EVP7032

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Dissertation or work-based study

EVP7026

7

60

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes