Queen's University Belfast: Planning and Development

InstitutionQueen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Natural and Built Environment
Web http://www.qub.ac.uk
Email askeps@qub.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

Become an accredited planner in one year from any undergraduate degree. This MSc is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has a strong emphasis on the practical skills and knowledge required for theoretically-informed practice

The course’s primary focus is on attaining a professional qualification. It is designed to take your broad knowledge of planning and provide the detail that will give you the professional skills and experience you’ll need to forge a career in this area. Your dissertation may be a work based project, working for a client organisation on a brief that they commission. You will learn the use of techniques (GIS, design software, statistical analysis) but more importantly, how to apply them to solve problems, create new solutions for the built environment and understand the complexity of environmental management.

THE ENVIRONMENT You’ll be working in an applied problem-solving environment, confronting genuine challenges in the field and making a real contribution to sustainable environments. We place an emphasis on projects on live planning problems such as a Development Plan exercise for a client (local authority), on studio work and applied learning outside the class including problem-solving with controversial proposals, such as fracking and windfarm applications. You’ll work with your fellow students in teams to find practical approaches to the management and development of the built environment.

PLEASE NOTE Applications for this course received after 30th June 2020 may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit will be required to secure a place.

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Queen's University Belfast

 

About
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity with over 75% of its research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in REF 2014.

Building on its disciplinary excellence, the University has created four new flagship Global Research Institutes which bring leading academics together …

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