Taught course

Planning & Sustainable Development

University College Cork · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry to the MPlan, graduates should hold a Second Class, Honours Degree or higher in Arts, Social Science, Architecture, Engineering, Science, Commerce, or Law (or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, and subject to the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, candidates who hold a primary degree other than honours, and who demonstrate a high level of relevant work experience, may also be eligible for entry to the course. All prospective students may also be asked to submit a written expression of interest and/or attend an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The M.Plan (CKE69) is a two year taught course that prepares graduates for professional careers in town and country planning, regional and spatial planning, sustainable and related environmental fields.

It is run through UCCs new Programme in Planning and Sustainable Development, a joint initiative of the Departments of Geography, Applied Social Studies and Sociology. The core M.Plan teaching staff are professionally qualified planners based in these three departments. They are supported by lecturers from a range of other Departments and units from across the University as well as by specialist lecturers and guest contributors from outside UCC.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Mr. Brendan O'Sullivan