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Advanced Professional Diploma in Sustainable Urban Management

Advanced Professional Diploma in Sustainable Urban Management

Key information

Qualification type

Professional Diploma

Subject areas

Urban Studies Sustainability

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been designed to help you confront the housing, regeneration and management problems that face leading professionals in this field. You will examine different interpretations of sustainable development and explore neighbourhood planning and community engagement, providing you with the knowledge to plan and deliver your own urban management programmes. You will develop the leadership skills required to facilitate change, deliver local services and protect community assets. Our teaching team will use their industry experience to help you examine the theories behind leadership and management, explaining how they can be practically applied to social enterprise and public policy innovation.

You will enhance your ability to lead and deliver sustainable programmes in housing, planning, economic development and regeneration. Whether you work in conservation, heritage or environmental protection, you will gain the skills to manage change and plan for a sustainable urban future.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module will examine interpretations and dimensions of sustainable communities - we will give you the chance to prepare strategies for sustainable communities linked to your professional field.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee for students entering in in on this course is £661 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.05. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Housing, Health, Geography, Planning, Social Sciences or a professionally orientated subject of Teaching, Environmental Health or Community Work or similarly related subject; or at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject with knowledge of housing, or significant practical work experience of housing, planning, and community development, or professional practice relating to the built environment and neighbourhood well-being. Non-standard entry may require intervention by the Course Team; an interview or to write an essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.