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Guide to studying Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design

Study Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design and you'll develop the necessary skills to improve living environments for so many people.

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CONTENTS

  1. What's Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

  2. Why study Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

  3. What jobs can you get as a Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design graduate?

  4. What do graduates do and earn?
  5. What qualifications do you need?

  6. What degrees can you study?

  7. How will you be assessed?

  8. What are the postgraduate opportunities?

What's Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

Town & Country Planning is the study that concerns land use. The goal is to ensure sustainable economic development and a better environment. Each country of the UK has its own planning system.

Landscape Design is the practice of landscape designers, combining nature and culture. In contemporary practice, landscape design bridges between landscape architecture and garden design.

Courses similar to Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design include:

  • Planning (Urban, Rural & Regional)

Why study Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

Studying Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design will help you develop a critical approach to the subject area while gaining a solid understanding of how planning works.

An adaptable degree, Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design is easy to study either full- or part-time. Three-year undergraduate courses and condensed one-year postgraduate courses are also available.

Read our five reasons to study Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design for more information on why you might choose this subject area.

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What jobs can you get as a Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design graduate?

Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design degrees teach transferable skills such as presentation, research and communication. You'll also develop specific skills for the field, along with good people skills.

Particular job roles include town planner, landscape gardener, facilities manager, conservationist, housing officer, transport planner and civil servant.

Numerous companies offer graduate schemes in this subject, including Wartsila.

What do graduates do and earn?

In the infographic below, the first table shows what graduates of Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design have gone on to do in the months after their graduation.

The second table shows the average salaries of undergraduate Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design students entering employment. The three skill levels – high, medium and low – reflect the UK's Standard Occupational Classification's major groups 1–3, 4–6 and 7–9 respectively.

Source: HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18

What qualifications do you need?

Grades and other entry requirements vary from institution to institution and course to course.

Make sure to confirm with your chosen place of study what the requirements are.

What degrees can you study?

  • BA Town Planning and Architecture
  • BA Country Planning and Social Policy
  • BA Planning and Geography
  • BA Spatial Economics and Development

How will you be assessed?

Courses are assessed in a variety of ways. This mainly includes coursework, presentations, group work, workshops and exams. In the final year, there is usually a research-based dissertation.

What are the postgraduate opportunities?

Examples of taught MAs and research degrees at postgraduate level include straight MAs in Town Planning, Country Planning and Landscape Design, as well as master's courses in Advanced Sustainable Urban Design, Architecture and Urbanism, and Building in Development.

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