This course is accredited by the following professional bodies:
•Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
We have been running professionally accredited planning education courses at LSBU successfully for over 40 years. This MA is aimed at graduates from a variety of disciplines who are looking to pursue a worthwhile and challenging course that can lead into an exciting and stable career in spatial planning and related fields.
The course includes a compulsory one week residential European field study visit. For all new entrants from September 2012, field study visit fees are included in the tuition fees.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
•3 modules = PGCert
•6 modules = PGDip
•6 modules + dissertation = MA
•Planning history and theory
•Planning law and practice
•Sustainable places (with EU field study visit)
•Development and regeneration
•Urban design - the heart of planning
One specialist module from:
•Neighbourhood management and renewal, or, housing and urban development (housing specialism)
•Urban design project (urban design specialism)
•Urban regeneration strategies and projects (urban regeneration specialism)
•Environment and resource management, or, Transport, society and planning (environment specialism)
•Plus the Dissertation for the MA award
Part-time mode is taught one-day-per-week, with one or two modules being taught in each semester; plus the dissertation being completed by the end of January in the third year.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.
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