Taught course

Planning and Environment Research

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. Your degree must be in a relevant subject area such as: planning; landscape; environmental science; environmental management; geography; architecture. The Degree Programme Director will also consider those with a 2:2 honours degree if you have a Master's level qualification or significant relevant experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Planning and Environment Research MA provides strong research training. You will develop your research skills and receive professional accreditation. It will suit those looking to specialise in environmental or landscape planning research. The course is Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised.

The course will prepare you for a PhD in the field of environmental or landscape planning. It will also equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue a research career. The research skills that you will develop are relevant to a variety of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

You will develop:

  • understanding of a range of contemporary and specialised issues in environmental planning research
  • strong research skills including data collection and analysis
  • awareness of ethical issues in research
  • practical skills for planning, managing and disseminating research, including bibliographic, IT and communication skills
  • expertise in specialist areas relating to your personal research interests
  • a broad understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods

Our research-active staff will deliver your teaching and research training. Our staff have extensive practice experience. They are also experienced supervisors and examiners of doctoral level research students. This has considerable benefits if you wish to carry on to PhD at Newcastle. It provides opportunities to develop research proposals in close association with potential supervisors.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 7 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Vicky Watson, Postgraduate Taught Secretary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Email
vicky.watson@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6004