Become an accredited planner in one year from any undergraduate degree
The course's primary focus is on attaining a professional qualification. It is designed to take your broad knowledge of planning and provide the detail that will give you the professional skills and experience you'll need to forge a career in this area.
Your dissertation will be a work based project, working for a client organisation on a brief that they commission.
You will learn the use of techniques (GIS, design software, statistical analysis) but more importantly, how to apply them to solve problems, create new solutions for the built environment and understand the complexity of environmental management.
You'll be working in an applied problem-solving environment, confronting genuine challenges in the field and making a real contribution to sustainable environments.
We place an emphasis on projects on live planning problems such as a Development Plan exercise for a client (local authority), on studio work and applied learning outside the class including problem-solving with controversial proposals, such as fracking and windfarm applications.
You'll work with your fellow students in teams to find practical approaches to the management and development of the built environment.