2020/2021

MPLAN (PLANNING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The Master's in Planning and Sustainable Development is a full-time taught programme running for 24 months over two academic years from the date of first registration.

To be eligible for entry to the Master's, graduates should hold at least a Second Class Honours Degree in Arts, Social Science, Architecture, Engineering, Science, Commerce, 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 Second Class Honours, and who demonstrate a high level of significant and relevant experience, may also be eligible for entry to the the programme. All prospective students may also be asked to submit a written expression of interest and/or attend an interview.

Prospective applicants should contact the MPlan programme office directly for further information or consult the website, http://mplan.ucc.ie

Transfer from the MA in Landscape, Built Heritage and Design to Year 2 of the MPlan
Students who pass all modules in Part I of the MA in Landscape, Built Heritage and Design with an aggregate score of 50% (i.e. 600 out of 1200 marks) may, alternatively, opt not to proceed to Part II of the MA programme and transfer instead to the Second Year of the Masters programme in Planning and Sustainable Development (MPlan2) in the following academic year (full-time).

Year 1 (60 credits)
Students take 60 credits as follows:
PD6105 Housing, Social Change and Community Needs (5 credits)
PD6106 Infrastructure and Transport in Land Use Planning (5 credits)
PD6110 Foundations in Planning and Sustainable Development (5 credits)
PD6111 Contemporary Concepts in Planning Theory (5 credits)
PD6112 Drawing, Communication and Observation Skills (5 credits)
PD6113 Information and Engagement Skills in Planning (5 credits)
PD6114 Planning Processes, Administration and Participation (5 credits)
PD6115 Global Planning Practice and Issues (5 credits)
PD6117 Regional, National and Transnational Planning (5 credits)
PD6118 Principles of Urban Design and Place-making (5 credits)
PD6205 Planning and Management of Natural Resources (5 credits)
LW6101 Introduction to Planning Law (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Year 2 (60 credits)
Students take 35 credits as follows:
PD6120 Landscape Character, Context and Change (5 credits)
PD6206 Property, Sustainable Growth and Enterprise (5 credits)
PD6207 Spatial Planning and Landscape for Rural Environments (5 credits)
PD6208 Applied Discourses in Planning and Sustainable Development (5 credits)
PD6211 Plan-making and Forward Planning Skills (5 credits)
PD6212 Planning Skills in Development Management and Assessment (5 credits)
PD6213 Research Methods and Proposals in Planning (5 credits)

Plus any 10 credits from the following:
PD6105 Housing, Social Change and Community Needs (5 credits)
PD6117
 Regional, National and Transnational Planning (5 credits)
PD6122 Planning and Design for Built Heritage (5 credits)
PD6205 Planning and Management of Natural Resources (5 credits)

Plus an additional 15 credits from the following:
PD6215
Planning Dissertation/Research Project (15 credits)
or
PD6216 International Perspectives on Planning and Sustainable Development (10 credits)
and
PD6214 Research Paper: Planning and Sustainable Development (5 credits)

Note: All electives are to be chosen in consultation with the Programme Director, subject to availability and timetable requirements (in any given year or semester) and individual module requirements. Subjects/modules already completed may not be taken a second time).


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Sustainable Development
Candidates who pass Year 1 modules to a value of 60 credits may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with the Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Sustainable Development.

Programme Learning Outcomes for Master's in Planning and Sustainable Development, (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Sustainable Development, (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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