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MA Chartered Town Planner (Apprenticeship)

MA Chartered Town Planner (Apprenticeship)

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Masters Degree Apprenticeship at Level 7

Subject areas

Town Planning Community Development

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Town planning is a challenging and rewarding career. It is aimed at improving the places in which we live, work and play. It is about visioning the future and using the tools that your professional and vocational training gives you to realise and sustain that vision. It is dynamic, reacting to changes in society, the environment and political and legal frameworks in which people live their lives and development takes place.

It is not about telling people what their future environment will be like, but is about working with a wide range of stakeholders to bring diverse ideas, wants and needs together. Your people skills will be as important as your technical knowledge; town planning is a test of your all round abilities and gives you a deeply satisfying career.

The courses are fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. This means that after graduation you can become a licentiate member of the RTPI. With two years relevant work experience (in some cases one year), you can apply to take the RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence exam and become a full member of the RTPI.

You can enter the Degree Apprenticeship Chartered Town Planner at either Level 4 or Level 7. There are two courses at Level 7 including one specialising in urban design. The Level 4 entry course lasts for 60 months taking you from first year undergraduate to Postgraduate level. The End Point Assessment must be completed within a year of completing the taught elements.

The Level 7 entry course lasts for 24 months and includes a formal dissertation or writing up of a major student-led project. The End Point Assessment must be completed within a year of completing the taught elements.

By the time you have successfully completed the taught elements and the End Point Assessment you will either be awarded the PG Diploma Chartered Town Planner (Level 4 Entry), the MA Chartered Town Planner or MA Chartered Town Planner (Urban Design) and you will be eligible for membership of the RTPI.

Advanced entry requirements are possible, but not normal. Those who seek this should first approach the course director of their preferred course.

Assessment

Assessment of the degree apprenticeships is by coursework only. You will be expected to write essays and reports, research and analyse sites, interpret plans, compile plans and policies, complete portfolios, take part in mock inquiries and analyse the viability of proposals. All these are the task of the planner.

Modules

Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobilities
PPM 6 Learning from Best Practice in Spatial Planning
Planning Law in Practice
PPM 7: Professional Profile
Planning, Politics and Theory
Housing and Regeneration
The Making of Place
Dissertation
Urban Design Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

PgDip Chartered Town Planner (Apprenticeship) (PT): A Level BCC; BTEC National Diploma MMM; Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions and 36 Merits or; Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points or; Level 3 Planning Technician Apprenticeship. Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above). MA Chartered Town Planner (Apprenticeship) (PT) and MA Chartered Town Planner (Urban Design) (Apprenticeship) (PT): A minimum 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject area, such as built environment and social science subjects. Applicants with a non-cognate degree and several years’ relevant work experience may be offered a place, if they can demonstrate a suitable level of specialist subject knowledge; Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and...more