TCP8024 : Consultancy Project

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To bring together students' accumulated knowledge and understanding of planning and apply it in a live planning-related situation for an external client.

The Consultancy Project is designed to allow a group of students to work intensively on a piece of consultancy work for an outside client. This is a “live” project and the project brief is that of the client organisation with only minimum input from the School. It provides students with an ideal opportunity to bring together their accumulated knowledge and understanding of planning, with their ever growing body of practical, professional experience in a real planning or planning-related situation.

Outline Of Syllabus

Registration Week: Consultancy Project module meeting
Week 1 Initial presentation to client (setting the project up)
Week 4/5 update on progress
Week 9/10 Report 1st draft
Week 11/12 presentation

Regular meetings with clients

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion138:0038:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching241:0024:00Seminars/tutorials
Guided Independent StudyProject work177:0077:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity161:0061:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

To improve students ability to operate as a professional planner in real world planning context.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1A100Group presentation and group report. Approximately 10,000 words depending on group size.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

To replicate the professional planning world of research, report writing and presentations to clients and committees.

Reading Lists