StudyQA — Master: Planning and Sustainable Development — University College Cork

Planning and Sustainable Development

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.73k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 18.6k / Academic year(s)  
301–350 place StudyQA ranking:563 Duration:24 months

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The M.Plan (CKE69) is a two year taught course that prepares graduates for professional careers in town and country planning, regional and spatial planning, sustainable and related environmental fields.

The MPlan course is fully accredited by the Irish Planning Institute and the Royal Town Planning Institute giving you a recognised international professional qualification.

It is run through UCCs new Programme in Planning and Sustainable Development, a joint initiative of the Departments of Geography, Applied Social Studies and Sociology.

The core M.Plan teaching staff are professionally qualified planners based in these three departments. They are supported by lecturers from a range of other Departments and units from across the University as well as by specialist lecturers and guest contributors from outside UCC.

Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
* Apply a creative capacity for the formulation of realistic and imaginative plans and strategies;
* Demonstrate informed decision making and communication in planning;
* Foster and communicate an in-depth appreciation of values, society and environmental settings;
* Apply spatial understandings of the nature of place, quality of life and physical networks to contemporary cities, towns, regions and landscapes;
* Recognise the real-world legal, economic and political contexts within which planning operates;
* Demonstrate an applied appreciation of stakeholder roles and relationships in contemporary planning;
* Apply specialised engagement with the theories, dialogues and techniques of sustainable development.

To be eligible for entry to the MPlan, graduates should hold a Second Class, Honours Degree or higher in Arts, Social Science, Architecture, Engineering, Science, Commerce, or Law (or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, and subject to the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, candidates who hold a primary degree other than honours, and who demonstrate a high level of relevant work experience, may also be eligible for entry to the course. All prospective students may also be asked to submit a written expression of interest and/or attend an interview.The Additional/Supplementary Statement Questions MUST also be completed during the online application process.English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalentPart-Time Taught Postgraduate ProgrammesPlease note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5
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