12 months
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About

This City Planning and Design programme at Queen's University Belfast brings these groups together to engage in project-based learning. You will develop planning research, urban analysis and design skills before deciding whether to complete an urban design thesis or dissertation. 

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Overview

In practice, there is a common tension between those developing and interpreting planning policy on the one hand, and the designers of cities on the other.

City Planning And Design Highlights

This City Planning and Design programme at Queen's University Belfast is unique having been driven by engagement with practice rather than adhering to traditional academic subject areas. The core skills that urban designers and planners need have been clearly defined and form the basis for the course.

Global Opportunities

There are fantastic opportunities to work with planning and urban design both locally and globally. Belfast is a city that is developing rapidly and this reflects a wider confidence in urban regeneration and development at a national level. Many recent graduates are working in planning authorities and consultancies throughout the UK and Ireland with others working in the related fields of housing, natural heritage and renewable energy.

Professional Accreditations

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited as a standalone programme. Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited if completed following an accredited undergraduate planning degree.

Career Prospects

Introduction

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 opposition to fracking; work with NGOs such as Friends of the Earth; and work with communities to make their neighbourhoods better, such as with disadvantaged groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Green infrastructure
  • The Inclusive City
  • Urban Technological Developments
  • Low carbon transition
  • Critical Heritage Perspectives
  • Cities and the e-economy
  • Planning the Urban-Rural dialectic

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate acceptable experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £6450
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £6450
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB £7,250
  • EU Other £17700
  • International £17700

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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