Postgraduate (2 years + part-time, degree apprenticeship)
This is a part-time course delivered through day release to our Chelmsford campus. September starters will take 2 years and 4 months to complete the course while January starters will complete the course in 2 years and 9 months.
Our Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited course will provide you with comprehensive training and practical experience for a rewarding career in urban and suburban planning. Gain an MSc in Town Planning, while you work, with fees funded by your employer and the Government.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
Our Chartered Town Planner Masters Degree Apprenticeship reflects the key principles and ideas that underpin planning as a discipline. You’ll advance your knowledge, skills and expertise in sustainability and environmental planning, housing planning, plan making and policy, planning implementation, site studies and urban design amongst others.
Your learning will be directly relevant to a wide range of sectors including construction, environment, housing, energy, transport, regeneration, coastal, heritage and conservation, and minerals and waste. The practical and applied nature of the apprenticeship means that you’ll be putting your skills and knowledge into practice as you learn, so you and your organisation will benefit straight away.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will become Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and use the title Chartered Town Planner.
As well as learning while you earn, the benefits of studying this course include:
Typical job titles include Planning Officer, Town Planner, Planner, Development Management Planner and Planning Consultant. Career progression can be to Senior Planner, Principal Planning Officer, or similar and will involve dealing with larger, more complex projects and taking on increasing managerial responsibilities.
Assessment is designed to demonstrate the achievement of the learning outcomes using a range of methods, e.g. coursework, oral presentation, examination.
This apprenticeship features an ‘integrated’ End Point Assessment. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have attained the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out on the standard.
There are two parts to the end-point assessment:
You will need:
In exceptional circumstances, substantial and appropriate experience will be considered. You will need to evidence an ability to cope with an intensive academic programme and you must still be able to evidence GCSE Level 2 Maths and English.
Studying during COVID-19
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic the majority of our apprenticeship courses are being delivered online only using our established online learning systems. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment for those that are on campus.
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