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4006f - Planning and Environment Research MA

Planning and Environment Research MA

Start in: September 2021

Our Planning and Environment Research MA provides strong research training. Develop research skills and receive professional accreditation.

Overview

This master's in Planning and Environment Research will suit those looking to specialise in environmental or landscape planning research.

The course will prepare you for a PhD in the field of environmental/ landscape planning. It will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue a research career. You'll develop a range of strong research skills including data collection and analysis. These skills will be relevant to a variety of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

You'll gain an understanding of a range of contemporary and specialised issues in environmental planning research.

The course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the 1+3 system (master's plus PhD) for postgraduate studies. This provides UK students with a route to ESRC-funded doctoral study.

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What you'll learn

You'll take compulsory modules in research methods and skills development. These are delivered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School.

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape will deliver optional modules. Optional modules include specialised modules related to your personal research interests. You can choose from a wide range of subjects, enabling you to customise your course. You can also take optional modules from other academic schools within the University.

Your dissertation will enhance and demonstrate your research skills and training.

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 development

Research skills

You'll develop:

  • strong research skills including data collection and analysis
  • awareness of ethical issues in research
  • practical skills for planning, managing and disseminating research. This includes bibliographic, IT and communication skills
  • expertise in specialist areas relating to your personal research interests
  • a broad understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods

Your future

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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 excellent studio teaching facilities. Our research suite provides space and equipment for postgraduate researchers. This may be limited to allow for social distancing. Our facilities include:

  • studios
  • exhibition spaces
  • print room
  • seminar rooms
  • IT suites

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 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.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


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Questions about this course?

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

Vicky 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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