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The course explores community planning from different perspectives in terms of integrated service provision.

Summary

The course explores community planning from different perspectives to examine the expectations and qualities of contemporary community planning in terms of integrated service provision. The course discusses the evolving concept of community planning in the context of people and place, enabling a richer understanding of communities of place, interest, identity and politics, for creating resilient service delivery and sustainable communities. It provides a platform to debate the interplay between community planning, regeneration and spatial (land use) planning to develop and implement a shared vision that will improve wellbeing and inform spatial change.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201920/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-19834

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This course explores community planning from different perspectives to examine the expectations and qualities of contemporary community planning in terms of integrated service provision. It discusses the evolving concept of community planning in the context of people and place, enabling a richer understanding of communities of place, interest, identity and politics, for creating resilient service delivery and sustainable communities. It provides a platform to debate the interplay between community planning, regeneration and spatial (land use) planning to develop and implement a shared vision that will improve wellbeing and inform spatial change.

The course will in particular consider:

  • The challenges represented by a diverse range of stakeholders involved in community planning.
  • The effective, integrated and transparent delivery of local services for people and places.
  • How community empowerment and social cohesion relate to community planning.
  • The role of people and communities in the planning, development and regeneration process that contribute to the building of resilient communities and places.
  • Key socio-spatial issues related to community planning and how these relate to land use planning.


In recent times, there has been a greater emphasis on providing services that meet community needs by actively involving communities in shaping the nature of the services and infrastructure in specific localities. The rationale for this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the evolving concept of community planning for creating resilient service delivery and sustainable communities. As part of an extensive Review of Public Administration, Northern Ireland will be the last of the devolved nations to introduce some form of community planning. Notably, community planning provides a framework within which Councils, departments, statutory bodies and other relevant agencies and sectors can work together to develop and implement a shared vision. Community planning represents the most recent expression of policy and institutional arrangements to secure the effective, integrated and transparent delivery of local services alongside a sense of wellbeing for people in defined places.

Linked programmes

PgDip/MSc Community Planning and Governance, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework – written assignment and individual presentation.

Attendance

This course requires attendance on Wednesdays 10.15am - 1.15pm during the 12 week semester (September to December) starting 25 September 2019.

Academic profile

Any undergraduate degree.

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 25 September 2019
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 25 September 2019

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£491.70
England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:
£491.70

International:
£1,171.65

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/student/tuition-fees-payments

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

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