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Planning and Environment ResearchMain Site (Newcastle)
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Location: Main Site (Newcastle)
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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Our Planning and Environment Research MA provides strong research training. You will develop your research skills and receive professional accreditation. It will suit those looking to specialise in environmental or landscape planning research. The course is Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised. The course will prepare you for a PhD in the field of environmental or landscape planning. It will also equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue a research career. The research skills that you will develop are relevant to a variety of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will develop: •understanding of a range of contemporary and specialised issues in environmental planning research •strong research skills including data collection and analysis •awareness of ethical issues in research •practical skills for planning, managing and disseminating research, including bibliographic, IT and communication skills •expertise in specialist areas relating to your personal research interests •a broad understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Our research-active staff will deliver your teaching and research training. Our staff have extensive practice experience. They are also experienced supervisors and examiners of doctoral level research students. This has considerable benefits if you wish to carry on to PhD at Newcastle. It provides opportunities to develop research proposals in close association with potential supervisors. Delivery: You will take compulsory modules in research methods and skills development. These are delivered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School. The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape will deliver optional modules. Optional modules include specialised modules related to your personal research interests. You can choose from a wide range of subjects, enabling you to customise your course. You can also take optional modules from other academic schools within the University. Your dissertation will enhance and enable you to show your research skills and training. Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). This is a professional accreditation and allows membership to RTPI. This will enhance your career whether you are a student just starting out on your professional journey or an experienced planner. The course is also recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is recognised under the 1+3 system (Master's plus PhD) for postgraduate studies. This provides UK students with a route to ESRC-funded doctoral study. Facilities: The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has excellent studio teaching facilities. Our research suite provides designated space and equipment for each postgraduate researcher. Our facilities include: •studios •exhibition spaces •print room •seminar rooms •IT suites.
A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. Your degree must be in a relevant subject area such as: planning landscape environmental science environmental management geography architecture The Degree Programme Director will also consider those with a 2:2 honours degree if you have: a Master's level qualification or significant relevant experience International Students To study this course you need to meet our Band 7 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests. The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 (6.0 every band))
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University.
About this university
Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Studentâ€™s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.