Comments about Urban Regeneration MSc-Diploma-Certificate - At the institution - Edinburgh - Scotland
Entry Requirements For MSc level entry, students must hold: · A good (minimum 2:2) honours degree in a relevant discipline And/or · Full membership of a relevant professional institution And/or · Equivalent UK/overseas qualifications which may be considered on an individual basis · Students admitted onto the Diploma course who perform well may be allowed to transfer to the MSc course
Urban Regeneration MSc/Diploma/Certificate
It is proposed to provide as much flexibility as possible to allow modules to be built up on an individual student-based programme. This will allow for both full-time and part-time study. Normally 9 or 12 months full-time study or 21 or 24 months part-time.
This postgraduate course in Urban Regeneration has been developed as a response to the need to enhance the knowledge and skills required for successful regeneration. The recent Social Justice, Neighbourhood Renewal and Urban Renaissance reports have all highlighted the need to improve skills to address social problems. The School is in a strong position to offer a course that draws upon its expertise in social policy, planning for communities, design and development knowledge.
This course is aimed at prospective students wishing to work in the area of urban regeneration or who are already employed in urban regeneration initiatives. The course provides knowledge of the factors affecting urban regeneration and develops skills in developing and evaluating initiatives that promote sustainable neighbourhoods.
Objectives are to:
* promote a critical appreciation of national, regional and local policy contexts surrounding urban regeneration
* advance an understanding and awareness of the development process, including its interdisciplinary nature, and its role in urban regeneration
* develop an awareness of the importance of effectively involving communities and promoting sustainable regeneration
* develop skills in implementing positive action to take full advantage of the opportunities of regenerating urban areas
* review approaches to monitor and evaluate the impact of urban regeneration programmes and policies
The course comprises a core of urban regeneration modules and a range of electives that can be selected to develop the student's existing knowledge and skills in the regeneration process.
The Diploma comprises taught modules and a practical project. The Masters degree follows the same course structure but includes a dissertation.