This course has been running for almost fifteen 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 and understanding 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
project design and delivery
There is also a very popular international field study week, which for the last five 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) * environmental management.
After you enrol you can apply for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors'http://www.rics.org/ (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence, leading to MRICS (membership) status.
The course is also recognised by the Institution of Economic Developmenthttp://www.ied.co.uk/index.asp?cookies=True (IED), the national body for the economic development and regeneration field. You can apply for student membership of the IED when you enrol and achieve full membership when you gain your diploma.