You’ll examine environmental, social and economic issues and the causes of urban and regional change and undertake projects that develop your ability to guide the development of planning schemes.
You’ll learn to respond to the changing needs of people, culture and society within a rapidly changing world. And develop your understanding of the factors and preconditions necessary for the successful delivery of planning within the built and natural environment. You’ll gain a rounded understanding of the factors and forces that are shaping the urban environment, the role that planning can play in developing and renewing urban areas, and reconciling competing and conflicting interests.
We’ll challenge you to enquire, debate and explore issues in design, planning, society, the environment and in relation to the supply and management of resources at a local and global scale. Our graduates aspire, enhance, develop and lead in design and planning professions, as well as community and environmental organisations and media careers.
A broad range of subjects are covered via lectures, seminars, field study visits, practical workshops and collaborative or individual projects. A variety of assessment methods will help you develop your academic and professional skills, such as coursework, projects, reports, essays, exams, groupwork, seminars, presentations, practical workshops and portfolios. Precedent study field trips in the UK and abroad are essential part of our programmes.
An interdisciplinary approach to study will give you an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and aptitude for professional practice through a range of learning experiences. These will include placements, workshops, active engagement with communities, group project live scenarios, precedent field visits and research of theoretical concepts.
Working in our multi-disciplinary super studio environments, you’ll collaborate and learn with students from disciplines such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Construction and Quantity surveying courses.