Why Urban Planning?
Simply put, planning is all about making places ‚better’. It’s about improving their attractiveness, making them healthier and fairer, and making them more resilient to change. It’s about helping to deliver a zero-carbon world and solving problems and dealing with change. Its about the here and now, as well as what goes where and when in the future.
Planners are the agents of change. Not only are they expected to protect the places that we treasure, they also need to plan for the new homes, jobs and infrastructure that we need. As a planner, you’ll need to work collaboratively and creatively, creating the places that can showcase the latest thinking in such things as energy, transport and sustainable design.
You’ll need to work under pressure to ensure that your plans and ideas can happen but ultimately you can help to plan for a better world.
Why UWE Bristol?
This BSc(Hons) Urban Planning degree will encourage you to consider the contemporary challenges affecting place and society today.
You will learn how to design and deliver development and change, and find out about the individuals and groups you will need to work with to carry out successful projects. You’ll examine current issues such as the impact of driverless cars, and develop the knowledge and skillset you will need to be a future-facing, visionary practitioner.
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute, the course will enhance your employability through opportunities to work on live project briefs across the city and meet active practitioners. You’ll also undertake inspiring field work showcasing the differences that planners have brought about.
You’ll be able to work with real-life clients through a professional experience module included in year two, while you can also opt to apply your learning through a year-long placement. Where possible, you can also experience global planning practice through our study exchanges, and develop wide-ranging skills that extend from design to the financial appraisal of a project.
Where can it take me?
Planning is a global career with opportunities across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
You could also go on to a career in an area linked to the environment such as housing, tourism, economic development, regeneration, and environmental protection.