Planning & City Resilience

Ulster University - Belfast

Planning & City Resilience

This programme focuses on the role of planning in adapting to the impacts of social (e.g. health and well-being), economic (e.g. city competitiveness) and environmental (e.g. climate crisis) challenges. The programme explores a range of topics across four themes:

- Sustainable development
- Social and climate justice
- Inclusive planning and partnerships
- Smart interventions

You will benefit from research-led teaching from a multidisciplinary course team and learn from industry experts. Using a diverse range of learning and teaching approaches, the programme blends concepts and theories with real world problems and solutions. The course is suitable for both current planners with aspirations to work in the area of resilience, and graduates from any undergraduate programme with an interest in planning.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).



Post Course Info

Career opportunities exist in planning and development consultancies, local authorities, regeneration, environmental management, community development and climate change mitigation and other planning related careers.


Research Areas

The PhD in Celtic Studies usually involves close study of Celtic languages and literatures (e.g., Irish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic), but may encompass religion, history, archaeology, and the interface with the Latin and Germanic traditions of the Celtic-speaking regions. Doctoral research usually entails some degree of comparative work. The sources utilised tend to be medieval, but some topics may require the use of written sources of earlier or later date. For certain topics, knowledge of research methodologies other than those associated with Celtic Studies may have to be attained. The Structured PhD programme provides students with opportunities to acquire such training, and to learn non-Celtic languages (medieval and modern) that may be relevant to their research.

PhD students of Celtic Studies are usually supervised or co-supervised by scholars of Irish, Welsh, or Celtic (languages and literatures), but for some theses, supervisory expertise in archaeology, history, classical languages and literatures, or other disciplines may also be essential. The list of researcher profiles below is drawn from the disciplines of Archaeology, Classics, History, Old and Middle Irish, and Welsh.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

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    Full time,Part time

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