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Town & Regional Planning

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Surveying & Planning

Shape the spaces people live and work by becoming a spatial planning expert influencing strategies and policies on local development.

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You will also be entitled to free student membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Benefits of this include help with career guidance and networking from the moment you join the course.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

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  • Colin Tomlinson

Careers

Colin Tomlinson
Legal Consultant at Tomlinson Associates Ltd

MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

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I loved the course - it was a great opportunity to build contacts by meeting other people from the industry. In fact, I ended up employing two people from the course! It gave me a full understanding of the legal ramifications of construction law, a skillset which has resulted in a high demand for my services, including a project for London 2012.

You will be able to access a wide range of career options in the planning profession - these could include opportunities in local and regional authorities and in the private sector. We have developed relationships with major clients, contractors and supply chains in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, and you will meet prospective employers through seminars and conferences.  

  • Planning Consultant
  • Real Estate Consultant
  • Town Planner
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Aims to develop students' understanding and critical awareness of the contemporary dynamics of places and communities, seen from a variety of theoretical viewpoints. It also seeks to develop a critical appreciation of the links between these theoretical concerns and changing priorities in planning and regeneration policies. Ethical and personal development considerations form an essential part of this module.

Reviews the historical evolution of the spatial planning system in the UK, to review its key purposes and principles, and to offer opportunities for students to prepare planning policies for localities of their choice.

Considers how places came to be, various attempts over the years to shape them according to visions of how we should live, an appreciation of current thinking regarding the criteria to be applied to planning contemporary development, the role of development managements in the English planning system, and an understanding of some key methodologies for evaluating the quality of existing places. This is used as the foundation for on which to put forward a development proposal for a city centre site.

Develops and enhances research skills, connections between theory and practice, the capacity to conceptualise and theorise, together with independent and reflective learning. It serves as the key mechanism for students to develop specialist knowledge and skills in a research topic of their choice.

Critically examines the political, material and organisational context for public policy implementation and evaluation by considering roles and functions of its key players and the influences of previous policy outcomes. It also evaluates a range of approaches to policy resource generation, monitoring and evaluation and their outputs and outcomes.

Requires students to reflect on the interplay of economic, spatial and environmental priorities and their impact on the development and use of land with regard to the potential of different approaches to spatial regeneration in different European regions. A foreign field trip forms an assessed part of this module.

Explores the nature of research, the identification of researchable agendas, choice of methodologies and development of research plans and protocols together with techniques of data collection and usage. It is a key support mechanism for students to undertake the Dissertation.

Critically examines historical interpretations of sustainable communities and their policy dimensions and expressions. Students undertake a systematic analysis of a locality and generate sustainability strategies, working to local practitioners as clients and relating proposals to local delivery mechanisms.

As host of the industry sector body, the School is establishing networks across the major clients, contractors and supply chains in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. This also includes links to the relevant professional bodies including the Royal Town Planning Institute, who accredit this award and via the Department of Communities and Local Government we receive a number of full time bursaries for students. This link and excellent opportunity is a mark of the standing and quality of the award.

The Centre for Urban Design and Environmental Management (CUDEM) is the key research centre to which teaching practice is linked. This link also provides a rich learning environment and offers opportunities to access case studies, site visits and interaction with local practitioners via regular conferences and seminars that are hosted via the centre.

We have previously provided work opportunities through placements and internships. Opportunities also exist for graduates to access a research degree to Doctorate level.

  • Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
    Town & Regional PlanningProfessor Mohammad Dastbaz
    Dean, Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

    We aim to provide innovation in curriculum, engagement with current industry practices and standards, and to give our students the experience of working with staff whose research has national and international reputation.

  • Mohammad is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology,having joined our University in June 2011 from the University of East London. A well published researcher, with over 50 refereed conference and Journal publications, his research profile includes many funded research programmes including JISC and EU FP7 projects. Mohammad’s first degree was in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He then went on to complete a PhD in the 'Design, Development and Evaluation of Multimedia Based Learning Systems' at Kingston University. In 1989 he set up one of the UK's first multimedia PC companies, 'Systems 2000'.
    Postgraduate Study at Leeds Met
    Postgraduate Study at Leeds Met
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2014/15 on this course is £500 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £4500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2014/15 is £10000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £500 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £4500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £10000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
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