Rural Planning and Environmental Management

School of Geosciences - University of Aberdeen
In Aberdeen (Scotland)

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Aberdeen (Scotland)
Duration 24 Months
  • Postgraduate
  • Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    24 Months

To prepare students for a career in planning or environmental management.
Suitable for: Those wishing to gain a professional degree while still in employment.

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
St. Mary'S Building, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3UF, Aberdeen City, Scotland
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Starts On request
St. Mary'S Building, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3UF, Aberdeen City, Scotland
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

The minimum requirement is a first degree (equivalent to a British second class Honors degree). Students whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Course programme

Programme Structure and Content

Year 1

First Semester

  • Planning Theory and Practice
  • Planning, Land and Environmental Law

Second Semester

  • Design, Development and Regeneration
  • Planning Methods and Plan Making

Third Semester

  • No Classes

Year 2

First Semester

  • Rural Land Use and Valuation
  • Land and Environmental Economics
  • Rural Governance and Polic

Second Semester

  • Research Methods
  • Rural and Environmental Practice in Europe (includes and European Field Course)

Third Semester

  • Rural Planning and Environmental Management Dissertation

Preparation of the dissertation requires completion of prior credits.

An optional English Land Law course is included for students who may wish to work in England and Wales.


The programme includes lectures, tutorials, seminars and project work although the balance of teaching methods varies throughout the programme. Courses are assessed through coursework and formal written examinations. As you progress greater emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge and skills, project work increases and examinations are fewer.


Highly qualified and motivated staff, including those with considerable practical experience teach on the programme.


24 months, part-time.

Additional information

Comments: The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). As students on accredited degree programmes you are entitled to become student members of the RTPI and/or RICS.
Career opportunities: This programme prepares students for careers in surveying and planning - focussing on rural environment, planning and development and valuation.

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