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Urban and Regional Planning MSc

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Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Regional Planning Urban Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Planning guides the future development and use of land. It is about where development should happen, where it should not and how it affects the quality of our surroundings. Urban and regional planning strives to design and deliver equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities where people can live, work and enjoy their leisure time. This involves promoting and facilitating development while protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment.

Our Urban and Regional Planning degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a professional planner. You will develop the ability to ask the right questions and find creative solutions to the challenges facing communities and the built environment.

Industry links

This course is delivered by the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. One of only four Centres established at UK universities and the only one in Scotland, forming a national network to demonstrate and exchange best practice in teaching and research for the sustainable built environment.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute which offers excellence links with local employers through their Partnership Board.

Career

This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional planner. Our strong links to practitioners and employers are a vital part of developing these skills as well as your network of connections.

Students have the opportunity to engage with industry through guest lecturers, site visits and on research and coursework projects:

All students are given the opportunity to have an external mentor who is a local practitioner that provides career guidance and advice.
Previous companies who have provided guest lecturers include:

Met Office
Adaptation Scotland
Diageo

Students are given the opportunity to go on a tour of Scotland’s central belt visiting Bo’ness, Helix Park and Stirling. Industry experts attend the tour and share their wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Staff and lecturers are actively engaged in a variety of research projects relating to building design, specification, management and operation and have extension knowledge to share.

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Modules

This module aims to develop advanced understanding of, and skills in, the preparation and evaluation of spatial visions and strategies and to develop competence in the professional skills of analysis, evaluation and prescription of policy in an urban context.
Dissertation (MSc students only)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must have one of the following: Minimum of 2:1 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a non-cognate discipline; Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area; Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered. PG Diploma level entry applicants must have an ordinary degree in a related subject area and relevant post qualification industry experience. Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and possibly interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Recruitment.