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This MCD taught programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will introduce you to the essential aspects of town and regional planning.
You’ll learn about the social, economic and environmental challenges planners face, whilst becoming familiar with planning tools, methods and how they can be applied to particular planning contexts.
Three MCD pathways are available, two of which have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of students who have completed an undergraduate degree in planning at the University of Liverpool or XJTLU: Pathway B (Urban Design) and Pathway C (Spatial Modelling). Pathway A (Spatial Planning) is intended for students with an undergraduate degree in one of a range of disciplines cognate to planning, such as geography, sociology, environmental studies or politics; or for part-time students working in planning practice. All three MCD pathways are accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Available full-time over a year or part-time over two years, this intensive course combines lectures and seminars with individual coursework and group projects.
A field visit to another European country will allow you to explore the way that cultural, historical, political and institutional forces shape planning responses.
Why Civic Design?
World's first planning school
As the world's first planning school we have two main roles:
- as a centre of excellence for innovative and influential research and scholarship; and
- as a leading provider of high quality professional education.
Excellent academic staff
We have excellent academic staff who are actively engaged with research and professional practice. This is reflected in the fact we edit two international journals
- Town Planning Review
- Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management