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MPlan European Planning

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

MPlan European Planning

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

Master in Planning

Programme Code

EUR-MPLAN

UCAS Code

K490

JACS Code

K490 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

A-level: ABB + GCSE Mathematics
BTEC Extended Diploma: a BTEC Extended Diploma with 12 Distinctions and 6 Merits + GCSE Mathematics
Irish Leaving Certificate: B2B2B2B2B2B2/AB2B2B2B2 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade C in Mathematics

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Undergraduate Master

Length of Programme

4 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

480

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 04-03-16

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Declan Redmond

University College Dublin

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)

None

Programme Specific Regulations

Students will also be able to transfer between the MPlan European Planning and the BSc Environmental Planning at the end of Stage 2. For those students transferring to the MPlan from the BSc they must have achieved an average of at least 55% in Stage 2. Those students initially enrolled on the MPlan who do not achieve 55% in Stage 2 or Stage 3 will be transferred on to the BSc Environmental Planning.

When calculating the Honours classification of MPlan students the module weighting will be equal to:

• 5% of the marks for modules at Stage 1 to include all compulsory modules; and
• 15% of the marks for modules at Stage 2 to include all compulsory modules; and
• 30% of the marks for modules at Stage 3 to include all compulsory modules; and
50% of the marks for modules at Stage 4 to include all compulsory modules.

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

1. Display core skills of employability, entrepreneurship and citizenship through the professional practice of spatial planning at the European level;

2. Display an in depth specialist understanding of at least one European planning system outside of the UK and a deep critical awareness of the common elements and differences in planning systems across Europe;

3. Demonstrate understanding of the scope, potential and complexities of planning issues and problems, and evaluate the effectiveness of intervention as a form of action within processes of change

4. Illustrate a critical appreciation of the influence of different cultural, political and legal systems on the challenges for sustainable urban development and the policy responses available in differing institutional contexts.

5. Display a critical understanding of the place of values and ethics in planning

6. Appreciate the political nature of planning and evaluate the broader governance, legal and institutional frameworks and procedures in planning

7. Display a good understanding of theory and demonstrate the links between theory and practice

8. Demonstrate a good awareness and understanding of professional working, roles, responsibilities and values

9. Effectively evaluate, utilise and communicate plan and policy-making methods

10. Recognise the importance of stakeholder involvement in the planning process, in a context in which the diversity of cultures and ideologies are respected

11. Appreciate the role of design in creating high quality places

12. Effectively communicate planning information, ideas, principles, arguments and proposals through written, graphic, oral and electronic means and demonstrate effectively written, teamwork, problem-solving, numeracy, oral and information literacy skills

13. Recognise the importance of planning specific skills including negotiation, advocacy and interdisciplinary working

14. Display the qualities of graduates who are equipped for life in the global society, work in the global economy and meet the competencies required for accreditation in the built environment professions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Effectively evaluate, utilise and communicate plan and policy-making methods, processes and strategies in response to social, economic and environmental problems;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Effectively evaluate, utilise and communicate plan and policy-making methods, processes and strategies in response to social, economic and environmental problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Appreciate the role of design in creating high quality places.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Plan, conduct, present and report independent research, technical reports and presentations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Formulate and testing of concepts and hypotheses;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Manage and analyse large data sets;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Make informed judgments on complex issues;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Critically evaluate and integrate information (including appropriate literature) when conducting and writing-up research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s cognitive skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of cognitive skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Effective communication of planning information, ideas principles, arguments and proposals through written, graphic, oral and electronic means and demonstrate effectively written teamwork, problem-solving, numeracy, oral and information literacy skills;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Undertake numerical calculation and use a range of statistical and quantitative techniques

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Research information sources and locate a range of data and information.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Using information technology in work preparation and presentation for spatial analysis, for example using geographic information systems and for problem-solving;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Critical reflection with an understanding of the need for lifelong learning;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Managing and producing work to time on an individual basis;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Working effectively in and with groups;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Being aware of, listening to and evaluating the opinions and values of others;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Demonstrating an ability to exercise initiative, original thought and independence, within a system of personal values

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Negotiating, facilitating, leadership and networking skills;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

The ability to work in a multi-professional working environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through student and tutor-led discussions, the preparation and delivery of individual and group work presentations and reports, preparation for individual written assignments and examinations and group projects; and

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Written communication skills are assessed directly through individual assignments (essays, projects and reports) as well as examinations; whilst oral communication skills are assessed directly through individual and group work presentations. Practical skills such as ITC are not formally assessed, although the development of ITC skills are integral to the teaching and learning process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Demonstrate understanding of the scope, potential and complexities of planning issues and problems and evaluate the effectiveness of planning intervention as a form of action within processes of change.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s knowledge and understanding of European planning is developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;

Further opportunity for the development of knowledge and skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Display a critical understanding of the place of values and ethics in planning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s knowledge and understanding of European planning is developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;

Further opportunity for the development of knowledge and skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Appreciate the political nature of planning and evaluate the broader governance, legal and institutional frameworks and procedures in planning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s knowledge and understanding of European planning is developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;

Further opportunity for the development of knowledge and skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Display a good understanding of theory and demonstrate the links between theory and practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s knowledge and understanding of European planning is developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;

Further opportunity for the development of knowledge and skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Demonstrate a good awareness and understanding of professional working, roles, responsibilities and values.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s knowledge and understanding of European planning is developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;

Further opportunity for the development of knowledge and skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Recognise the importance of stakeholder involvement in the planning process, in a context in which the diversity of cultures and ideologies are respected.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s knowledge and understanding of European planning is developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;

Further opportunity for the development of knowledge and skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;

The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Display the range of other competencies required at this level for professional recognition by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s subject specific skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of subject specific skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

The course also includes dedicated sessions for developing professional and learning skills.

Students are exposed to a wide variety of learning experiences that include formal lectures, computer based learning, seminars, project work and field study visits.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Besides having a good general knowledge of planning as a discipline, students will develop a specialist understand of European perspective on planning policy and practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s subject specific skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of subject specific skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

The course also includes dedicated sessions for developing professional and learning skills.

Students are exposed to a wide variety of learning experiences that include formal lectures, computer based learning, seminars, project work and field study visits.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

Recognise the importance of planning specific skills including negotiation, advocacy and interdisciplinary working.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s subject specific skills are developed through lectures, seminars, site visits, projects, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and presentations;
Further opportunity for the development of subject specific skills is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the degree; programme will support the development of student’s problem solving skills, encouraging them to approach issues associated with built environments in original and creative ways, in order to generate appropriate sustainable solutions;
The year spent in another European University will also expose the students to a variety of different learning experiences.

The course also includes dedicated sessions for developing professional and learning skills.

Students are exposed to a wide variety of learning experiences that include formal lectures, computer based learning, seminars, project work and field study visits.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using a combination of formative and summative techniques including individual essays and reports, group project work, unseen examinations, oral presentations, class tests and diary records, both as individuals and within project groups;

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Conservation of the Built Environment 3

EVP3004

3

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

50%

0%

50%

Site Layout and Design 2

EVP2007

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Planning and Climate Change

EVP2009

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Planning Health and Well Being

EVP1001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Planning Skills and GIS

EVP1004

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Design Principles in the Built Environment

EVP1011

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The History of Planned Settlement

EVP1012

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Contemporary Issues in Urban and Rural Planning

EVP1013

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Institutional and Policy Context of Planning Practice

EVP1014

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Legal Studies in Planning

EVP3010

3

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

50%

0%

50%

Economy and Space

EVP2010

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Theory and Practice of Development Management

EVP2011

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Planning Theory and Society

EVP2013

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning Policy

EVP2012

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Planning Practice Study Visit

EVP3003

3

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Comparative Planning Studies

EVP3012

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Infrastructure and Transportation Planning

EVP3013

3

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Researching European Planning

EVP3016

3

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

European Planning Perspectives

EVP3017

3

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Themes in European Planning

EVP3018

3

20

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Advanced European Planning Studies (i)

EVP4001

4

40

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Independent Research Project in European Planning

EVP4003

4

40

24 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Work-based Study in European Planning Practice

EVP4004

4

40

24 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Advanced European Planning Studies (ii)

EVP4002

4

40

YES

12 weeks

Y

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Co-requisites: EVP2011 and EVP2012

EVP3003, EVP3012 pre-requisite: Successful progression to Level 3