Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in United Kingdom

Compare Masters Programs in Urban and Regional Planning in United Kingdom 2017

Urban and Regional Planning

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Urban and regional planning of land for the use of large groups of people is a field that requires one to have a great deal of knowledge. The most important subjects include planning, metropolitan development dynamics and implementation.  

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Top Master Programs in Urban and Regional Planning in United Kingdom 2017

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MArch Architecture

University of Brighton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Brighton

The Master of Architecture (MArch) RIBA Part II course is a highly creative, research-led and professional two-year masters rooted in studio laboratories and driven by individual enquiry. The MArch course is prescribed by the ARB and validated by RIBA, giving exemption from RIBA Part II. [+]

Best Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in United Kingdom 2017. The Master of Architecture (MArch) RIBA Part II course is a highly creative, research-led and professional two-year masters rooted in studio laboratories and driven by individual enquiry. The MArch course is prescribed by the ARB and validated by RIBA, giving exemption from RIBA Part II. We are part of the vibrant College of Arts and Humanities. Founded in 1859 as the School of Art, it offers an inspirational creative context for nurturing excellence in our work. Our distinct research-led approach filters through all aspects of the course, with rigorous inquiry fusing innovation, regulation and social commentary. This student focussed approach offers the opportunity for you to investigate your personal architectural agenda, developing your own critical position and design language prior to entry into the profession. The studio laboratories are driven by tutors’ personal research agendas and all staff are actively engaged within this field of enquiry as academics or practitioners. The stimulating mix of practitioners and academics across the course builds conversations, with visiting lecturers and critics further feeding the dialogue. Recent visiting lecturers have included Neil Denari, Perry Kulper, Chris Thurlbourne, Michael Jemtrud, and our close links with practice ensure stimulating review panels. We place critical thought at our core and look forward to you joining the conversation. Entry requirements Applications are competitive and considered on an individual basis through a process of portfolio review and interview. Practice experience is recommended and there is a minimum requirement of a lower second class undergraduate degree in architecture or a closely related subject such as interior architecture. RIBA Part 1 is not a prerequisite for entry on to the course. To register as an architect with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, RIBA Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 are required. Those without RIBA Part 1 would therefore need to undertake this independently in order to proceed towards registration. Further details regarding this process, the ARB Prescribed Examination for Part 1 and registering as an architect in the UK can be found on the ARB website. For non-native speakers of English One of the following: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements Cambridge CAE B2 score 58 with a borderline pass in each component Pearson (PTE) 61 with no less than 51 in each component Trinity ISE III with a pass in each component Course structure We want you to emerge from the course as an assured designer, confident in your approach, ideals and aspirations and with the ability to communicate this to the wider world. Over the two years you will be challenged to define your own critical position, and evolve your personal language of design and representation. The course will assist you in this through a gradual deepening of understanding, and by providing you with the tools with which to critically reflect upon design strategies and to navigate the wider contemporary debate on architecture. The design laboratories form the backbone to the course. The other individual elements of the course increasingly intertwine with this over the two years to provide a final systematic understanding of architecture as a holistic entity. Year 1: Strategy There are four elements of the course (modules) covered in the first year and these are organised such that you will only ever address two at any one time. Design forms the backbone of the year and is divided into two elements that run consecutively across the whole year. The third element, or module, is technology and this runs through the first half of the year and is then replaced by Humanities and Design Theory in the second half of the year. Year 2: Integration Year two is also formed of four elements (modules). Design encompasses the whole year in the form of the master thesis, with the technology and professional studies elements of the course plugging into this as the year progresses. Architectural humanities runs in the first term in the form of the Humanities Research Project. Once this is completed technology then takes its place in the course diagram and runs through to the end of the year integrating itself into the design proposal. Careers and employability On successful completion of the course you will have divined your own architectural language and agenda, and formed a systematic understanding of architecture, a critical awareness of current problems and comprehensive understanding of techniques, methodologies and practice. This rigorous and critically engaged basis will form a solid foundation upon which to build your professional architectural career. [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field [+]

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field, including: the transformation of essential systems of land-use food production political and economic policy and governance development control and planning at the scale of the city and community These can be classified as the ‘Strategic Direction’ or ‘Executive Management’ of sustainability and adaptation in the built environment. This programme will particularly interest town and country planners, architects, civil, structural and mechanical engineers, surveyors, building conservators and physicists, building or energy consultants, project or construction managers, those involved in international development, policy or planning, civil servants and policy makers, members of HM armed forces working in related fields, and environmental scientists. Experience from other courses suggests that the programme will also appeal to students from backgrounds as diverse as recruitment consultancy, software engineering, medicine, accountancy, finance and banking, events coordination, textile design, community and social workers, transport, air travel and tourism. Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL Sustainability and Adaptation: Entry Requirements The Sustainability and Adaptation courses are intended to cater for a broad range of interests. For acceptance onto the programme the following requirements apply: First degree. Students who do not possess formal qualifications but who can demonstrate that they have gained appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to degree standard and that they will benefit from and contribute to the programme, may be accepted. Students may be admitted with advanced standing through the recognition of credit or the accreditation of experiential or certificated learning according to the University of East London Accreditation of (Experiential) Learning (A(E)L) policy. A student may gain admission to a programme, with advanced standing, with up to half of the credits associated with the award being achieved through accredited experiential learning, or up two thirds through accredited certificated learning. (Where a combination of experiential and certificated learning is involved up to one half of the credits for the award may be achieved through accredited experiential learning with further credits being achieved through accredited certificated learning up to a maximum of two thirds of the credits for the award). Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption. The University and CAT are strongly committed to widening participation and equal opportunity for all. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. Tuition Fees (September 2014 intake) - UK / EEA Students £ 5,500 - International Students - £6500 Accommodation / Food / Service fees: £250 per module attendance week on site Thesis workshop days (2 days attendance on site): £100 [-]

MCD Town and Regional Planning

University of Liverpool
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool + 1 more

This MCD taught programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will introduce you to the essential aspects of town and regional planning. [+]

Best Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in United Kingdom 2017. MCD Town and Regional Planning This MCD taught programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will introduce you to the essential aspects of town and regional planning. You’ll learn about the social, economic and environmental challenges planners face, whilst becoming familiar with planning tools, methods and how they can be applied to particular planning contexts. Three MCD pathways are available, two of which have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of students who have completed an undergraduate degree in planning at the University of Liverpool or XJTLU: Pathway B (Urban Design) and Pathway C (Spatial Modelling). Pathway A (Spatial Planning) is intended for students with an undergraduate degree in one of a range of disciplines cognate to planning, such as geography, sociology, environmental studies or politics; or for part-time students working in planning practice. All three MCD pathways are accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Available full-time over a year or part-time over two years, this intensive course combines lectures and seminars with individual coursework and group projects. A field visit to another European country will allow you to explore the way that cultural, historical, political and institutional forces shape planning responses. Key Facts RAE 2008 50% of research activity deemed world leading or internationally excellent and a further 35% internationally recognised. Housed in the Gordon Stephenson Building The building contains lecture and seminar rooms, as well as a design studio. Why Civic Design? World's first planning school As the world's first planning school we have two main roles: as a centre of excellence for innovative and influential research and scholarship; and as a leading provider of high quality professional education. Excellent academic staff We have excellent academic staff who are actively engaged with research and professional practice. This is reflected in the fact we edit two international journals Town Planning Review Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: Full-time £5,300; Part-time £2,650. For full-time students, and part-time students in the second year of their studies, an additional research support fee of £500 will also apply. International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200. An additional research support fee of £500 will also apply. [-]

MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

A postgraduate degree from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology [+]

A postgraduate degree from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology The MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment (REBE) course is taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in mid Wales. The course offers a unique combination of academic study with practical experience and is based in the award-winning Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE), creating a unique learning environment. The course is delivered by staff from CAT and specialist visitors from the industry. This brings the advantage of combining an academic programme with the practical application of research and development that has established CAT as Europe’s leading eco–centre. Students completing a Masters in Renewable Energy and the Built Environment have a great amount of flexibility on the course. There are four 30 credit modules to complete in total over a period of one year for full time students, and two years for part-time. Each module is taught over two months, one week per month, allowing students to continue working or undertaking other projects whilst completing their masters. Aims The course aims to explore the theory and practice of renewable energy technologies with special reference to the built environment. The course would benefit those who wish to increase their knowledge in the major renewable energy technologies and further their careers in this sector. The theory and practice of renewable energies are examined through both practical work and academic study. The lecture programme enables students to critically analyse the benefits and drawbacks of renewable energy systems. Students are equipped with the relevant experience, training and vocational skills that are becoming increasingly important in the renewables sector. Successful completion of the programme MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL Programme content Students choose from a range of modules covering the major renewable energy technologies: Biomass. Solar photovoltaics. Wind power. Solar thermal. Hydro electricity. The programme also covers building physics and design, energy conservation and basic electrical theory. A five-day residential module is run at CAT each month, September to May. Students choose a maximum of four 30 credit modules (120 credits) from the range offered. Each module consists of lectures, practical sessions, site visits, seminar groups and individual tutorials. Students will then complete coursework in the form of an essay or report, and a presentation. Method of assessment Coursework for each module usually consists of an essay, report, and a presentation. Students also complete a thesis at the end of the course. After acquiring 120 credits from the available teaching modules and associated coursework, students are eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma. Those who wish to obtain an MSc then complete a thesis module, which is the culmination of the work done on the programme. Entry requirements An undergraduate degree with an appropriate technical background or equivalent experience. Evidence of English language ability e.g. TOEFL at 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0. Applications from potential students under the age of 21 will not normally be considered. Although we do not necessarily require you to have a degree to apply for the programme, you will need to be prepared to produce essays, reports and presentations at this level. Fees Resident in UK/EEA: Course fee: The fee for September 2014 is £7500. £5500 course fee and £2000 food and accommodation. Full-time students: The fee must be paid in full, as per the Fees Policy. Part-time students: half the total fee is payable each year. The fee for the second year will be the fee current for that academic year. There is also the option of setting up an instalment plan. Resident outside EEA: Course fee: The fee for September 2014 is £15,000. Half the fee is due on application; the balance is due on registration. International students should note that we do not have a Tier 4 Sponsor licence, therefore we are not able to accept International students who require student visas to study on this course. [-]