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MScSustainable Planning and Environmental Management

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Overview

The breadth of material covered in our MSc in Sustainable Planning gives students the skills they need in order to meet contemporary sustainability challenges in planning. Planning has a key role to play in improving the condition of life in our towns, cities and rural areas. Towns and cities themselves impact on global sustainability and can play a very influential role in tackling global environmental, social and economic problems. Equally, implementing sustainability principles within urban and rural areas is essential for the well-being of the local residents and improvement of the local environment. Creating more sustainable towns and cities will be central to the future of society and the planet. The planning system is so important because it provides one of the most sophisticated mechanisms for regulating environmental change. Recent policy changes have made planning in neighbourhoods and in communities even more important.
Increasingly planners are being required to facilitate the creation of more sustainable urban environments. This requires expertise and skills in a diverse range of disciplines and nationally there is a shortage of relevant skills. This course offers both personal opportunities for students to gain valuable skills that make them highly employable, and allows them to contribute to a much needed and fast changing professional area.

Programme structure

Year 1

Core Modules
Development Viability
Environmental Policy and Governance
Place-making and Spatial Mediation
Planning law, policy & practice
Research Methods
Spatial Planning: Theories and Strategies
Sustainable Communities & Environment
Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Planning Dissertation
Urban Design and Conservation

Optional

Sustainability and Environmental Systems

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this course you will have excellent career opportunities in planning, environmental management, urban design and urbanism, community development and regeneration, transport management, climate change mitigation and adaptation and other planning related careers – all with a special focus on maximizing your sustainability expertise. Prospective employers include: local government; private sector planning consultancies; specialist consultancies in environmental management, urban design, transport planning; public involvement bodies; national government agencies; third sector employers including charities with an urban and rural focus; and professional bodies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application start
Sep 1, 2019
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States