MPlan

Planning

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

What you'll learn

Learn the history, theory and practice of planning, sustainability, localism and neighbourhood planning.
Explore sustainable development and find out how environmental, social and economic aspects contribute to sustainable places.
Heighten your awareness of environment, its characters, and the natural and human processes which shape its evolution.
Examine the impact of global, national and local urban policies on the development of cities and how they are shaped both physically and environmentally.
Develop an understanding of design processes, from response to site, brief formulation, concept development, through to visual communication of design ideas.
Work in a group to produce creative and inspiring proposals for a real-world settlement, considering how you would make it a better place to live.
Learn the history, theory and practice of planning, sustainability, localism and neighbourhood planning.
Explore sustainable development and find out how environmental, social and economic aspects contribute to sustainable places.
Heighten your awareness of environment, its characters, and the natural and human processes which shape its evolution.
Examine the impact of global, national and local urban policies on the development of cities and how they are shaped both physically and environmentally.
Develop an understanding of design processes, from response to site, brief formulation, concept development, through to visual communication of design ideas.
Work in a group to produce creative and inspiring proposals for a real-world settlement, considering how you would make it a better place to live.

What you'll learn

Enhance your employability prospects on a ten-week work placement. You'll develop subject specific, graduate employability and intellectual and cognitive skills. You'll also gain professional skills and learn how to reflect on what transferable skills you'll need for your chosen career.
Examine the history of planning and the use of land as you study changes in legislation and the key figures who have shaped planning today.
Building on the knowledge you have gained during the Sustainable Places and City & Society modules, you will explore how changing complex urban problems are addressed in the UK and internationally through policy and practical responses.
Study the workings of the modern housing market by discovering the building blocks of housing policy and public strategy.
Gain skills in developing and resolving spatial and landscape site designs through the effective organisation of place, space, activities, materials, plants and people.
This module will provide an in-depth analysis of a neighbourhood with emphasis on creating a rationale for future design actions. You'll explore a broad range of physical, social, and cultural contexts applicable to the built and semi-natural environment. Your analysis work will inform design proposals for the neighbourhood.
Explore the importance of place and places in our everyday lives. You'll examine methodologies for analysing the qualities of existing built environments. You'll review the urban design principles which can help create good quality sustainable places. And you'll acquire the skills to evaluate the qualities of existing places and spaces and the work of key urban design theorists and practitioners.
Enhance your employability prospects on a ten-week work placement. You'll develop subject specific, graduate employability and intellectual and cognitive skills. You'll also gain professional skills and learn how to reflect on what transferable skills you'll need for your chosen career.
Examine the history of planning and the use of land as you study changes in legislation and the key figures who have shaped planning today.
Building on the knowledge you have gained during the Sustainable Places and City & Society modules, you will explore how changing complex urban problems are addressed in the UK and internationally through policy and practical responses.
Study the workings of the modern housing market by discovering the building blocks of housing policy and public strategy.
Gain skills in developing and resolving spatial and landscape site designs through the effective organisation of place, space, activities, materials, plants and people.
This module will provide an in-depth analysis of a neighbourhood with emphasis on creating a rationale for future design actions. You'll explore a broad range of physical, social, and cultural contexts applicable to the built and semi-natural environment. Your analysis work will inform design proposals for the neighbourhood.
Explore the importance of place and places in our everyday lives. You'll examine methodologies for analysing the qualities of existing built environments. You'll review the urban design principles which can help create good quality sustainable places. And you'll acquire the skills to evaluate the qualities of existing places and spaces and the work of key urban design theorists and practitioners.

What you'll learn

Build an understanding of the role planners play within a complex planning policy making system. You will look at the wider political context within which planning operates and reflect on the impact this has on the role of the planner.
Develop your knowledge of community involvement and participation in design before working on a community-based project.
Examine recent trends towards community governance, which have been influenced by debates about the nature of community and democracy. You'll explore current developments in neighbourhood planning, community empowerment, consensus building and collaborative planning.
Work with students from areas such as project management and architecture to create a proposal for the redevelopment of a site in Leeds.
Gain an understanding of heritage conservation in the UK and how it relates to urban regeneration and renaissance.
Examine new and current housing policies and their delivery by housing organisations, the financial sector and private companies.
Build an understanding of the role planners play within a complex planning policy making system. You will look at the wider political context within which planning operates and reflect on the impact this has on the role of the planner.
Develop your knowledge of community involvement and participation in design before working on a community-based project.
Examine recent trends towards community governance, which have been influenced by debates about the nature of community and democracy. You'll explore current developments in neighbourhood planning, community empowerment, consensus building and collaborative planning.
Work with students from areas such as project management and architecture to create a proposal for the redevelopment of a site in Leeds.
Gain an understanding of heritage conservation in the UK and how it relates to urban regeneration and renaissance.
Examine new and current housing policies and their delivery by housing organisations, the financial sector and private companies.

What you'll learn

Review the historical evolution of the spatial planning system in the UK. You'll examine its key purposes and principles and prepare planning policies for localities of your choice.
Explore various methods and develop the skills you will need to complete your dissertation.
Learn the current approaches to the planning of contemporary developments by studying the role of development controls and how to evaluate the quality of existing places.
Gain an understanding of sustainable development and reflect on the idea of community as you prepare strategies for sustainable development in your chosen field.
Choose to complete an in-depth research project for your dissertation or a major design project which will combine your planning and creative skills.
Review the historical evolution of the spatial planning system in the UK. You'll examine its key purposes and principles and prepare planning policies for localities of your choice.
Explore various methods and develop the skills you will need to complete your dissertation.
Learn the current approaches to the planning of contemporary developments by studying the role of development controls and how to evaluate the quality of existing places.
Gain an understanding of sustainable development and reflect on the idea of community as you prepare strategies for sustainable development in your chosen field.
Choose to complete an in-depth research project for your dissertation or a major design project which will combine your planning and creative skills.