Masters in Urban & Regional Planning

About this course

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree offers professional education in the planning field. Graduates may eventually apply their professional skills in various government agencies, private enterprises, or non-profit organizations within a variety of subject areas.

Scope

PLANNING AS A CAREER  

Are you interested in shaping the way our cities, towns and villages are developed and built?

 

Do you want to play a role in preserving biodiversity and safeguarding our architectural heritage?

 

Would you like to help shape policies to combat global warming, contribute to the creation of self-sufficient communities and shrink our ecological footprint?  

Do you believe in social justice and strengthening communities to be able to influence policies that affect their lives? Do you agree with taking a long-term view on economic development to ensure that future generations can benefit from the earth s resources as much as we are doing now?

If you can say yes to even one of these questions then consider a career in planning.

 

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT PLANNERS DO INCLUDE:

Managing development and helping to create affordable housing.

Playing a role in regenerating socially-deprived areas and creating new jobs.

Designing our towns and cities to include attractive buildings, vibrant public spaces and bustling shopping centers.

Working to protect our countryside, trees, hedgerows, forests, grasslands, waterways, rivers and shorelines.

Helping to bring back historic buildings into sympathetic use.

Creating policies for managing traffic and providing sustainable solutions to our transport needs.

Improving energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions in our homes, factories and businesses.

Engaging communities to have a say in how their living space is developed and protected to improve their quality of life.

Eligibility

As Urban and Regional Planning involves a multi-disciplinary approach, we take students from the field of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Planning and Sociology. However, we feel this needs to be further broad based and open to other related disciplines in the long run.