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  • FRIDAY 24th FEB "Planning Together for the Future" U.C.C. Planning Society Annual Conference

    16 Feb 2017
    FRIDAY 24th FEB

    UCC students have announced an exciting line up for their Planning Society conference this year. With three topical and interesting sessions spread out through the day it promises to be a lively and enjoyable event.


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  • Formal Launch of North Main Street Study

    10 Nov 2016
    Formal Launch of North Main Street Study

    The Centre for Planning Education and Research is pleased to announce the formal launch of the North Main Street Area Planning Study 2016 on Tuesday November 15th in St. Peter’s, North Main Street at 6.00pm. The launch will be attended by the city’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Des Cahill and the city’s Chief Executive, Ann Doherty, as well as representatives from the University, the wider business and political communities, and from the local stakeholders.  It will include a brief introduction to the project by the Traders’ Association, as well as a presentation by staff and postgraduate students from UCC’s Planning School. The report can be downloaded here North Main Street Planning Study.


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  • First PhD in Planning and Sustainable Development at UCC

    29 Mar 2016
    First PhD in Planning and Sustainable Development at UCC

    The Centre for Planning Education & Research is delighted to announce that Karen Ray (a Geography and M.Plan graduate from UCC and a corporate member of the Irish Planning Institute) successfully defended a PhD on the topic of planning and landscape in March 2016. 

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  • Planning seminar on city centre property development

    10 Nov 2015
    Planning seminar on city centre property development

    The UCC Planning students held a seminar with John Cleary, MD of JCD Commerical Property Developers - one of Ireland's leading and most active property development companies. The seminar addressed some of the interactions between the planning process and the property development industry, as well as focussing on a range of large scale urban regeneration issues in Cork and across Ireland. The seminar concluded with a short presentation by the planning students and a discussion with John Cleary about a key city centre regeneration site.

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  • RTPI Bursary Winners

    31 Oct 2015
    RTPI Bursary Winners

    Two M.Plan students have been awarded a bursary under the RTPI's (Royal Town Planning Institute) Future Planner Bursary Scheme. The bursary recipients from UCC for 2015/2016 are Mary Molloy and David Shannon, First Year M.Plan students, and were presented with their bursary awards by Professor Cathal O'Connell, School of Applied Social Studies. The bursary has been supported by the UCC Centre for Planning Education and Research.


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**** M.Plan Fee for Irish and EU students Reduced by 20% ****

The Centre for Planning Education and Research is pleased to announce that the EU fee has now been reduced by 20%. The yearly fee for the M.Plan programme has historically been set at quite a high level to reflect the real costs of delivering a professional master’s programme with a significant amount of applied content, studio instruction, external contributions, and a range of local, national and international field visits. Following discussions within the University, and taking into account the need to maintain affordability and access for professional courses, it has been decided to reduce the EU fee to €6,700 per year. As usual (in common with all field-based courses), a student contribution to study visits will be required. However, over the two years of the M.Plan, the fees will be approximately €3,380 less than before and this should significantly reduce the financial burden on students.

The Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development (M.Plan) has been shortlisted for the gradireland Higher Education Awards in;


 Postgraduate Course of the Year in Arts, Humanities & Social Science – Sponsored by Musgrave


The full list of shortlisted courses for this year’s Awards can be viewed here: Higher Education Awards & Symposium - Shortlists.

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