12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £11,500
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme aims to prepare planners with a specialised knowledge in sustainability and climate change issues. It aims to attract students who come primarily from science backgrounds and to provide them with the planning knowledge, understanding and viewpoints required for Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accreditation, plus a specialised understanding of planning for climate change issues through modules within the School and by tapping into key areas (law and energy) in other Schools.
Since this is already a specialised route, all modules are compulsory and are designed to meet the professional requirements of the RTPI. Knowledge and skills are developed through a series of modules based primarily on lectures, seminars and workshops which outline: the nature of the planning system and its institutions; the shaping of theories of planning for climate change and the approaches that planning policy is taking; the approaches to understanding the relationship between people and the built environment; values and ethics; and research skills.
You will also develop research, evaluation and core planning skills and through specialised modules gain an understanding of how planners approach the legal and regulatory context and renewable energy issues. Mitigation and adaptation techniques, which are the core skills planners require in this field, will also be developed.
The dissertation will enable you to examine the application and professional practice approaches for planners. You will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of how academic and professional aspects of planning can respond to climate change.
The approach to teaching offers a mix of theoretical, thematic and practical modules, and a strong emphasis is placed on team and individual project work. The programme has close linkages to the School, broader University research activities, and cross-European dimensions of planning practice and research. Sessions include seminars and workshops with visiting practitioners who are expert in various specialised areas. A study visit to another European country forms part of the spatial strategies project module.
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A second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline such as agriculture, environmental sciences, engineering, or social sciences. We may also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience, contact the School for further advice.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
See our School website for funding opportunities.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Vicky Watson or Nicola Rutherford
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6004
This programme is within the subject area of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.