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3393f - Spatial Planning PGDip

Spatial Planning PGDip

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

Our Spatial Planning PGDip gives you the academic and professional core knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to practise professionally as a town and country planner.

Overview

Planning is about understanding places and placemaking. This ensures that we can achieve the best social, economic and environmental outcomes. We offer a friendly and supportive environment for you to make the transition towards a career in:

  • planning
  • wider built environment professions

Through our high-quality research and teaching we provide you with a complete planning education. You'll gain:

  • academic core knowledge
  • understanding
  • skills

The course is a spatial planning conversion degree so you do not need to have studied planning before. It is for anyone with an interest in planning. The course attracts students from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.

Pathways are available in:

  • conservation
  • development
  • global development
  • green infrastructure and landscape planning
  • regeneration

 

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What you'll learn

The majority of the course consists of a series of compulsory modules. They will introduce you to the core values and principles of planning. You'll build on these throughout the rest of your studies and professional life. The main focus of these modules is the UK system complemented by international examples.

You'll also have a choice of optional modules. These help you to develop a specialisation in planning practice informed by the latest research.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your future

Careers

This course equips you to embark on your professional planning career. You'll be able to apply your planning knowledge and deal with the rapidly changing context of real-world planning and problem solving this requires.

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has a range of facilities for planning students, including computer space and printing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

cVicky Young
Postgraduate Taught Secretary
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6004
Email: vicky.young1@ncl.ac.uk

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