This course is suitable if you
* have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
* are a manager already working in a related area and you want to expand your professional skills
It is best suited if you are clear about your professional and academic development needs, and can identify the subject themes you wish to study.
The flexibility of the course means you can tailor your study by choosing from a wide range of modules. You can focus on areas such as
* urban and regional planning
* transport planning
* housing policy and practice
* urban regeneration
* environmental and countryside management
* geographical information systems.
You learn how to manage the physical environment, people and processes. Cross-cutting themes include
* urban, rural and social policy
* economic development
* environmental sustainability
* community engagement.
You can find employment in various public, voluntary and private sector organisations involved in developing sustainable communities and environments.
During the course there are opportunities to use work experience to developing assessments, and to undertake work-based learning. You may also be able to take a field trip to China as part of the global perspectives on regeneration module.
This course helps you gain employment or develop your career prospects in areas such as
* built environment
* environmental sustainability.
Core modules * applied research methods
Eight from modules including
* economy, society and politics
* professional management skills
* global perspectives on regeneration
* housing development and regeneration
* neighbourhood management
* community safety
* development management
* environmental impact assessment
* urban design frameworks
* urban renewal
* heritage management
* transport appraisal
* professional learning in the work place (sustainable communities)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.