MSc-PgDip-PgCert Urban Regeneration

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Typically you need a first or upper second-class honours degree, or at least two years experience in a related field. Funding normally comes from employers, career development loans or personal finances.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert Urban Regeneration
  • Course description
    This course has been running for more than ten years and attracts a wide range of students including
    • graduates looking for a vocational foundation in urban regeneration
    • practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge through academic study

    This course offers a good balance of theoretical and practical debates and we constantly update it to remain at the forefront of new ideas and developments. You are immersed in the real world of practice, taking part in many real-life case studies and projects. You are also involved in theoretical discussion to consider practical regeneration solutions.

    The course concentrates on gaining professional skills for regeneration and knowledge in
    • regeneration policy and practice
    • planning implementation and urban renewal
    • economic development and funding
    • social inclusion and sustainable communities
    • global perspectives on regeneration

    There is also a very popular international fieldtrip, which for the last two years has been to Shanghai, China.

    You can specialise in an area such as • project management • neighbourhood management • community safety • urban design • heritage management • housing • business-led regeneration • consultancy • transport appraisal • sustainable communities • geographical information systems (GIS).

    Associated careers

    Our graduates are employed in a wide variety of areas including
    • economic development and inward investment
    • housing and neighbourhood management
    • community enterprise and community development
    • physical development of land and buildings
    • commercial sectors

    In addition to specialist jobs in regeneration, you gain the generic skills to compliment planners, surveyors and architects. Graduates are often employed in workplaces seeking transferable skills and organisational and management experience.

    These include
    • local government regeneration and planning teams
    • government departments and agencies such as health, education, English Partnerships, Regional Development Agencies
    • specialist private sector consultancies offering a range of regeneration services from project management to community engagement
    • developers involved in city centres planning and the Thames Gateway
    • partnership organisations such as Local Strategic Partnerships
    • community initiatives and projects
    • housing associations and transport providers
    • trusts, voluntary and charitable organisations

    Course content

    Core modules
    • economic regeneration • social inclusion • urban renewal • urban regeneration policy • international perspective

    • housing regeneration • neighbourhood management • inward investment and business development • community economic development • cultural regeneration • heritage management • sustainable communities • consultancy project

    Specialist degrees
    Subject to demand, you may choose one of three specialist awards in local economic development, neighbourhood management or cultural regeneration.

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