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Master of Sustainable Planning and Transport
Master of Sustainable Planning and Transport

Master of Sustainable Planning and Transport

  • ID:UH440262
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree with a minimum classification of second class(2.2) or higher in any subject.

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

This exciting course is specifically aimed at people wishing to gain expertise in contemporary sustainability issues. It provides graduates with excellent career opportunities in a complete range of planning specialisms.

Through our problem-based approach, you’ll benefit from a stimulating learning environment which challenges you through real planning issues and case studies. You’ll learn the role planning plays in addressing, and solve key sustainability concerns, including climate change, urban sprawl, social cohesion, and demands for personal mobility. You’ll also get to use the latest techniques including GIS; urban design tools and community engagement techniques such as charrettes.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by research-active staff, and insights from a broad range of practitioner lecturers, who will encourage you to explore the latest research, applications of knowledge and case studies in the industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to go on field trips on a local and international scale. The University of Hertfordshire is uniquely located near the world’s first Garden City - nearby Letchworth Garden City - and the first New Towns. Travelling by Eurostar, International field trips include the opportunity to explore European best practice in sustainable planning in France and Germany (all currently delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Whether you have experience or a previous degree in planning, or a related discipline, this course will enable you to broaden your horizons and excel in your career. Previous students have joined the course from a range of backgrounds, including:

  • students who have had work experience in planning, or a related discipline
  • new graduates starting out their career in planning with a first degree in geography, environmental science, conservation, sociology, architecture and urban studies
  • students from other discipline who have developed an interest in planning through voluntary work, work experience or project work.

Whatever your background, this course will give you the skills you need to succeed.

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  • Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional
  • Place-making and Spatial Mediation, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Planning law, policy & practice, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Urban Design and Conservation, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Development Viability, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sustainable Planning Dissertation, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Research Methods, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sustainable Energy, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Study Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • European Planning Practice, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Spatial Planning Theories and Strategies, 15 Credits, Compulsory
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this course you will have excellent career opportunities in planning, environmental management, urban design and urbanism, community development and regeneration, transport management, climate change mitigation and adaptation and other planning related careers - all with a special focus on maximizing your sustainability expertise. Prospective employers include: local government; private sector planning consultancies; specialist consultancies in environmental management, urban design, transport planning; public involvement bodies; national government agencies; third sector employers including charities with an urban and rural focus; and professional bodies.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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