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Course Aims and Overall Approach

Overall aim of the M.Plan

Drawing on an established track record of planning achievement in this part of the country and on the strong academic tradition of UCC, the M.Plan course offers a new perspective on planning education and prepares its graduates for fruitful professional careers either in Ireland or abroad.

Course Philosophy

The M.Plan course responds to a need for contemporary planning practitioners and researchers to have an understanding of a broad range of planning topics, a sound theoretical and ethical foundation, and a strong capacity for making real-world, imaginative and balanced planning proposals and recommendations. 

Throughout its curriculum, the course also encourages students to engage in a critical way, with the social, environmental, political and spatial challenges posed by the concept of sustainable development.  

It is a two year combined full-time planning masters course with both theoretical and practical subjects in each of the two years.  There are eight compulsory modules in each year (four 10-credit modules and four 5-credit ones) giving a total of 120 credits for the entire course. 

Centre for Planning Education & Research

UCC Connolly Complex Mardyke Parade Cork