Through the International Planning and Sustainable Development degree offered at the University of Westminster you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks.
Based in London, you will have access to internationally recognised experience of spatial planning for sustainable development, and explore contemporary theories, public policy thinking and good practice in planning in both the developed and developing worlds. The University of Westminster is the UK's first Habitat Partner University. We work with UN-HABITAT and like-minded institutions to promote the socially and environmentally sustainable development of towns, cities and regions, in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals.
This course addresses the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities and communities in a rapidly urbanising world. It explores contemporary theories, public policy thinking and good practice in planning that spans both developed and developing world contexts, and offers you the opportunity to explore one area of specialism in a related field in some depth.
- There are two Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)-accredited pathways through the course. The Spatial Planning Pathway has a strong urban design component and an emphasis on the development planning process. The Urban Resilience Pathway provides a sustainable development-focused route with a core emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation planning. Both pathways cover all these aspects to some degree.
- Students on the course are most likely to be working in a relevant built environment or sustainable development-related profession. Overseas students may be receiving a government bursary. Graduates from the course may secure promotion within their existing or a new related area of work, or move onto more responsible positions within 18 months of completing their studies. This may include management posts or the responsibility for project or policy development. It is expected that graduates will enhance their potential to be considered for development positions outside their home country.
- Graduates from this course can expect to find employment as planners or urban designers, urban regeneration or environmental management specialists in private consultancy, local and national government, and non-governmental sectors in their own country or internationally, including international development agencies.
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- Dissertation Or Major Project
- International Spatial Planning Practice
- Planning In A Globalising World
- Research Methods And The Built Environment
- Skills For Planning Practice
- Sustainable Cities And Neighbourhoods
- Sustainable Neighbourhood Development And Management
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Development Sustainable Development View 277 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant built environment or land planning related discipline (such as urban or transport planning, architecture, landscape design, surveying, civil engineering, or land management).
- Alternatively, a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant human geography, social or environmental science subject and relevant practical experience of working in a built environment discipline.
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International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK PT tuition fee: £850 ( Price per 20-credit module)
- International PT tuition fee: £1,500 ( Price per 20-credit module)
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.