MRUP Regional & Urban Planning
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
In todays complex and rapidly changing world, with the threats posed by climate change, economic crisis and rapid urban growth, planners face the challenge of creating places that combine environmental quality with a vibrant economy, quality of life and distributive justice.
This two-year professional planning degree develops the requisite conceptual knowledge and practical skills required by planners in this increasingly complex environment.
You will develop an understanding of the administrative, legal and policy frameworks in which spatial planning operates and the social, political, economic and environmental challenges facing planning. You will become familiar with the use and application of GIS methodologies and will develop skills for plan making and transportation planning.
Depending on your interests, you choose to specialise in either development and design, or environmental planning.
- A structured combination of theoretical discussion, practical studio-based learning and independent research.
- Intensive learning experience which is policy relevant and practice related.
- Potential in year 2 (based on competitive selection process) for 1 semester exchange with the Master in Urban Planning Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
- Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Irish Planning Institute, which are internationally recognised qualifications
Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to Planning are preferred. The programme is also suitable for those with a professional background in a field related to Planning who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset.