Planning & Sustainable Development

University College Cork


Course Name Planning & Sustainable Development
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MPLPSD
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MPlan
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date: 13 April 2022.

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1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

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Duration 2 years full-time.
Course Fee

Expand+Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €6,830 (Year 1) €6,830 (Year 2) Students will be asked to contribute towards the cost of field trips. .

The Non-EU fee for this course is €16,400.

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Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you need to have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or higher in arts, social science, architecture, engineering, science, commerce, or law (or equivalent). In exceptional...


Expand+Course Practicalities
This programme is taken on a full-time basis over 2 years across two 12-week teaching terms. Lectures will be scheduled on four to five days per week and there will also be afternoon studio sessions or tutorials each week, all...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
The Master’s Degree in Planning and Sustainable Development (MPlan) is an internationally-recognised, professionally-accredited master’s course in spatial planning and development for cities, regions, towns, rural areas, and neigh...

Subjects Taught

Expand+This is a full-time taught programme running for 24 months over two academic years from the date of first registration. You will take a total of 120 credits over two academic years as follows:

Year 1 (60 credits total)
PD6106 Infrastructure and T...

Assessment Method

Expand+MPlan modules are assessed almost entirely through coursework: essays, designs, field journals, tutorials, team projects, written reflection, individual presentations and research projects/dissertations. Around 25% of the modules also have a short wr...

Careers or Further Progression

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As the programme is a professional masters and fully accredited by the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the most usual employment for graduates is in the planning industry. T...

Further Enquiries Ms Tina McSweeney
+ 353 (0)21 490 4356

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