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DN514
Planning, Geography & Environment

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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By combining the study of geography, planning and environmental policy, students will develop their knowledge of the world around them, while acquiring practical skills in spatial planning, environmental policy and economics.


 
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Partial exemptions from the requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute to practise as a planner and you can use this as a route to applying for further qualifications to become a professional planner.



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