MPlan Urban Studies and Planning with Foundation Year

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Introduction

The MPlan Urban Studies and Planning with Foundation Year is a five-year course, professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute, which leads to an undergraduate Master of Planning qualification.

Foundation year

Image of a lectureThe foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. It is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

This year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study. You'll be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

This foundation year also includes a range of opportunities to become involved in the life of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Progression to the Department of Town and Regional Planning

Students will progress to the Department of Urban Studies and Planning after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.

For more information about this degree programme please visit the MPlan Urban Studies and Planning web page.

Attendance and length of programme

Foundation Year: 1 year full-time within the Department for Lifelong Learning

Levels 1-4: 4 years full-time within the Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Teaching and learning methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Field studies
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities.
  • Revision workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Programme details

The links below will take you to more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the Department of Town and Regional Planning

UCAS code: K401

To apply for this course

As this is a full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: K401, but before you apply please carefully read:

Statistics about this course

The figures below give you key information about this course. The data has been independently collected by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).