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.

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. 

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