This programme of study provides a comprehensive and inter-disciplinary focus on the key factors influencing urban change in the UK and on the contemporary policy response. Emphasis is placed on developing an evidence-based approach to understanding and evaluating recent approaches to urban regeneration, focusing particularly on community- led initiatives and the wider emphasis on sustainable communities. The programme has also introduced a core module focusing on physical regeneration within the urban context.
Year 1 Modules
GO0130 Local Governance: Modernisation and Management (CORE, 30 Credits)
GO0132 Policies for Urban Regeneration (CORE, 30 Credits)
Year 2 Modules
GO0129 Sustainable Regeneration (CORE, 30 Credits)
PS0701 Politics Postgraduate Dissertation (CORE, 60 Credits)
COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT
The programme consists of four core modules and a dissertation module. Assessment is based on a balance of written assessments, reports and assessed group presentations. There are no unseen examinations.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Economic Development for the purpose of advanced standing.
This programme will particularly benefit practitioners working in areas such as urban regeneration, local economic development, community development, neighbourhood renewal in a range of local agencies including local authorities, regeneration partnerships, voluntary organisations, Government Offices and Regional Development Agencies. Demand for regeneration and renewal practitioners continues to grow, and opportunities for professional development and progression have never been greater.