The regeneration of local economies, local places and local societies is high on the political agenda. Current discussion in the UK of an urban renaissance, about creating sustainable communities and about growing disparities between the economies of London and other regions and cities in the UK overlays the traditions of inner-city regeneration and neighbourhood renewal that have long been a focus for British urban policy. At a wider level, cities throughout the world are seeking to reinvent themselves and provide models for others to copy or compete with.
You will develop an understanding of the application of planning and action to the regeneration and sustainable development of local and regional economies, and societies. The major aims of this course are to develop a critical understanding of key issues in regeneration theory, policy and practice, and to ground you as a reflective practitioner who is also aware of the ethical and political dilemmas of practice.
UK/EU Part-time: £850 per single unitNot specified
The major aims of this course are to:
The postgraduate certificate is based on the completion of three core modules and is worth 60 master's-level credits in total. To obtain the award you must pass all three modules:
All teaching is currently on Tuesdays. Introduction to Regeneration is delivered in Semester 1, Regeneration and Neighbourhoods in Semester 2 and Delivering Regeneration as a 'long, thin' module over both semesters.
NB As courses are reviewed regularly, the module list may vary from that shown here.
Teaching and learning methods reflect the wide variety of topics and techniques associated with regeneration. This includes lectures, directed reading, workshops, seminars, and practical and project work. The course also includes site visits and a project.
Each module on the course is assessed individually, generally on the quality of written work, and partly on oral presentations. Assessment methods may include essays, seminar papers, formal written examinations, in-class tests, project work and verbal presentations, workshops, simulations and practical exercises. In keeping with the course emphasis on practical application, most assessment is based on coursework. A wide range of staff are involved in teaching various components of the course, drawn primarily from the Department of Planning, but with contributions from other parts of the School of the Built Environment. Visiting speakers from across the regeneration field provide further input, bringing practice based experience to the course.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Admission to the course will normally be open to those who either hold an approved good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to regeneration; or who possess an appropriate professional background and experience of regeneration.
Students come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, including undergraduate studies in geography, planning, economics, management and environmental policy. However, candidates are welcome to apply from any academic discipline, as are those in work and seeking continuing professional development.
The course provides the opportunity for people coming from a diversity of professional backgrounds to attain formal academic training and qualifications. Thus applications will also be considered from potential candidates who wish to seek accreditation for their prior experiential learning or earlier qualifications.
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that their level of English is appropriate to study at postgraduate level. The course requires IELTS level 6 (preferably 6.5) in the academic test, with a minimum score of 6 in reading and writing. For TOEFL the required score is 79 or above (internet-based), with a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE).
No work experience is required.
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