15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake research into spatial planning and development problems. It provides a basic grounding in a variety of research approaches and methods and seeks to engender an understanding of the appropriate contexts in which they might be applied. The module provides an appreciation of the intellectual traditions in which various modes of research are grounded, as well as an understanding in theory and practice of a wide variety of research methods. The module is delivered through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, applied research workshops, and independent study. The assessments are linked to each other, and to the weekly research workshops, and form the initial preparation for your dissertation.

Staff Contact: Mr Ryan Powell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Practical Workshops.The course is delivered through a weekly 2 hour lecture and a practical workshop in preparation for Assessment Two
Assessment: Course work

Notes: Part of accredited programmes of: Royal Town Planning Institute; Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; Royal Town Planning Institute and Royal Institute of British Architects

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Urban Studies and Planning):

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