This programme, which is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is designed to take graduates from a broad range of disciplines and through an intensive programme of project work, lectures, seminars, study visits and supervised research, preparing them for a career in environmental planning.
The programme is overseen by professional Partnership Boards of practitioners, academics and members of the Institutes, which ensures that the knowledge, skills and value awareness imparted during education and training are up to date and cutting edge.
A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification. Typically, entrants to the programme come from backgrounds in geography, sociology, estate management, environmental science, architecture and economics, although recent entrants have included those with backgrounds in arts and humanities.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
*Taken within the last 2 yrs.
Please see http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs for more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals.
1 year full-time
Morning / Afternoon / Evening.
This programme involves project-based team-working and field studies outside formally allocated lecture times.
From time to time, industry awards may be available for these programmes. For more information, please see the School website.
Environmental Planning and Planning Governance
GIS and Spatial Analysis
Introduction to Planning Theory and Practice
Planning Skills and Ethics
Design in the Built Environment
International Planning Studies
Professional Practice Project
Regeneration and Housing
Individual specialist project
Assessment is by formal examination, individual and group project submissions and individual specialist studies project, oral presentation and written submission.
Graduates are employed in a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector careers.
This degree is professionally accredited and has a strong emphasis on the practical skills and knowledge required for theoretically-informed practice. It also incorporates a week-long study visit to a venue outside Northern Ireland during the second semester.
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