Course focus: Theory-Urban design-Planning/Policy/Sustainable Development || Design studio: NO || Fees: £3,400/£9,500 (EU/Overseas)
Course director: David Kirk
Course founded: 2008
Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Intake: 20 students
Student profile: Mixed backgrounds; 50 per cent international
Distinctive feature: Combines the principles of environmental protection with the planning of quality places, including transportation requirements and statutory land-use planning. The programme, with its focus on ‘sustainable planning and design’ is unique in that it allows students to work closely with the real-life challenges encountered by developers and local authorities.
Director’s comment: The discipline of Town and Regional Planning at the university is part of the School of the Environment whilst including the disciplines of architecture and environmental sciences. This provides an excellent platform of support for multi-disciplinary learning.
Student comments: Excellent guidance given on aspects of coursework; practical elements embedded through place design; enthusiastic teaching style; very helpful with feedback
Central and local government, consultancies
Entry requirements: Open to graduates with a good first degree
Admissions contact: online UKPASS (www.ukpass.ac.uk)
Tuition: £3,400/£9,500 full-time (EU/Overseas)