This Masters degree, which is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is designed to take graduates from a broad range of disciplines, and through an intensive programme of project work, lectures, seminars, study visits and supervised research, prepare them for a career in planning and development.
The degree programme is overseen by professional Partnership Boards of practitioners, academics and members of the Institutes, which ensures that the knowledge, skills and value awareness imparted during education and training are up to date and cutting edge.
This MSc is professionally accredited and has a strong emphasis on the practical skills and knowledge required for theoretically-informed practice. The degree incorporates a week-long study visit to a venue outside Northern Ireland during the Semester 2, and work shadow experience in Northern Ireland on the planning appeals process after the end of Semester 2 examinations.
Additionally a two-day planning practice study visit will be made to a venue in Great Britain or Ireland in early July. Students are expected to contribute to the costs of these study visits.