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MSc Planning and Urban Leadership (Distance Learning)

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Whether you are looking to make a start in the planning and property field or you already work in the profession, this course will provide the core planning education and specialism expertise you need to make your mark in these growing industries. The MSc Planning and Urban Leadership is designed for those who wish to lead change in the built and natural environment.Because the course is delivered entirely through distance learning, you'll be able to fit your studies around other commitments. There's no obligation to live locally as your learning and assessment will take place online. Learning materials and opportunities for peer interaction are provided weekly, but you have flexibility as to when you interact.

You'll be taught by widely-published academics, who'll bring the benefit of their own industry experience as well as feeding the latest research directly into your learning. This course will support the development of skills and knowledge concerning planning and property practice, including plan and policy creation, planning implementation, decision making, development finance, design, governance, and community engagement.

You will also focus upon planning for major projects and managing strategic change, with the potential option of also studying a specialist module on leadership and influencing change accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Real-world practice scenarios will give you hands-on experience of the kind of situations you'll face in practice through applied studies and assessments. The course also embeds professional skills including report writing, argumentation, effective communication, negotiation, and technical skills. Your new skills and knowledge will make you a perfect match for careers in the planning and property professions, whether in the public, private or third sector. You may also find opportunities in related areas such as housing, development, conservation, environmental management and governance.

Careers / Further study

This course will open up careers across the planning and property profession, whether in the public, private or third sector. Related opportunities include roles in areas such as housing, development, conservation, environmental management and governance.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    55th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

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