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Advanced Professional Diploma Sustainable Urban Management

Advanced Professional Diploma Sustainable Urban Management

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Study mode

Part time


15 weeks

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Diploma

Subject areas

Urban Studies Sustainability Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course Details

With urban areas expanding every day, sustainable development has never been more important. This course has been designed to help you tackle the housing, regeneration and management issues that face leading professionals in this field. You will examine different interpretations of sustainable development, exploring neighbourhood planning and community engagement, providing you with the knowledge to plan and deliver your own programmes of urban management. 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. Focusing on vocational training, our course enables you to engage with experienced members of the industry on client-based projects, enhancing your experience and expanding your network of contacts.

Course Benefits

Our course is great way to work towards a masters qualification without disrupting your career. Combining practical training with only three fixed study hours per week, you can fit the rest of your self-guided study around your working day. Many of the teaching team have worked in the industry and provide you with real-life examples from the workplace to support your theoretical learning. We're focused on enabling your personal development and career advancement by providing opportunities you might not have access to in the workplace. You will meet people from different housing departments, agencies and private sector companies, exposing you to a range of industry insights. Studying our course will help you on your way to becoming a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institute of Housing, providing you with a wealth of services, advice and networking opportunities.


Gain a detailed understanding of the values and qualities associated with effective leadership in the modern housing and regeneration professions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £833.40 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 £41.67. 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.