Planning & Development

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Planning & Development
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 19993 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Time spent in Classes, Tutorials/Seminars/Labs, and Private Study in a Teaching Semester:
Approximately 10 hours per week in lectures, 4 hours in practical project work and 4 hours in tutorials
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Entry Requirements

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Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Typically, entrants to the programme come from backgrounds in geography, sociology, estate management, environmental...


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Professional Accreditations
•This MSc is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and has a strong emphasis on the practical skills and knowledge required for theoretically-informed...

Course Content

Become an accredited planner in one year from any undergraduate degree

The course’s primary focus is on attaining a professional qualification. It is designed to take your broad knowledge of planning and provide the d...

Subjects Taught Course Structure
Semester 1 Modules
Introduction Planning Theory and Practice
Environmental Planning & Governance
Planning Skills & Ethics
International Planning Studies
GIS & Spatial Analysis

Semester 2 Modules
Design in the Built Environment
Property Development
Professional Practice Project
Community Planning & Regeneration
Planning Law and Practice

Semester 3 Module
Independent Specialist Research Project
Assessment Method Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

Formal examination

Individual and group project submissions

60 credit 20,000 individual dissertation that combines oral presentation and written submission
Careers or Further Progression

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Our graduates end up in leading positions in central and local government and as well as in planning consultancies in the private sector. Some of them have gone on to lead significant environmental campaigns such as op...

Further Enquiries Dr. Neil Galway
Course Coordinator
Lecturer (Education)
School of Natural and Built Environment - Lecturer (Education)
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