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Sustainable Planning and Transport MSc

Sustainable Planning and Transport MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This exciting new course is specifically aimed at people wishing to gain expertise in contemporary sustainability issues. It provides graduates with excellent career opportunities in planning, environmental management, urban design, community development, regeneration, transport management, climate change mitigation and other planning related careers. The breadth of material covered in our MSc in Sustainable Planning gives students the skills they need in order to meet contemporary sustainability challenges in planning. Planning has a key role to play in improving the condition of life in our towns, cities and rural areas. Towns and cities themselves impact on global sustainability and can play a very influential role in tackling global environmental, social and economic problems. Equally, implementing sustainability principles within urban and rural areas is essential for the well-being of the local residents and improvement of the local environment. Creating more sustainable towns and cities will be central to the future of society and the planet.

The planning system is so important because it provides one of the most sophisticated mechanisms for regulating environmental change. Recent policy changes have made planning in neighbourhoods and in communities even more important. Increasingly planners are being required to facilitate the creation of more sustainable urban environments. This requires expertise and skills in a diverse range of disciplines and nationally there is a shortage of relevant skills. This course offers both personal opportunities for students to gain valuable skills that make them highly employable, and allows them to contribute to a much needed and fast changing professional area. When you graduate from this course you will have excellent career opportunities in planning, environmental management, urban design and urbanism, community development and regeneration, transport management, climate change mitigation and adaptation and other planning related careers - all with a special focus on maximizing your sustainability expertise. Prospective employers include: local government; private sector planning consultancies; specialist consultancies in environmental management, urban design, transport planning; public involvement bodies; national government agencies; third sector employers including charities with an urban and rural focus; and professional bodies.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 28-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-19

Modules

Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Transport Data Collection and Analysis (15 Credits) - Core
Transport Policy & Travel Planning (15 Credits) - Core
Sustainable Planning Dissertation (30 Credits) - Core
Development Viability (15 Credits) - Core
Urban Design and Conservation (15 Credits) - Core
Planning law, policy & practice (15 Credits) - Core
Place-making and Spatial Mediation (15 Credits) - Core
Sustainable Communities & Environment (15 Credits) - Core
Sustainable Energy (15 Credits) - Core
Spatial Planning: Theories and Strategies (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,290

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an honours degree with a minimum classification of second class(2.2) or higher in any subject.

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in Hatfield,...more

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