Ulster University

Ulster University

Community Planning and Governance

The programme aims to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to manage change and the delivery of integrated service provision, and appreciate the dynamic forces that shape the relationship between people and place. Within this overall aim, the degree programme will enable successful students to engage with, understand and debate: Place-shaping; planning and regeneration; change management; collaborative governance; people and place; service delivery; leadership; performance management; resilient communities.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard. Alternatively, an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification is acceptable. Evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) must be provided. A portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities may be considered as an alternative entrance route and in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Course modules

The modules on the programme are structured on the following topics: Community planning, service delivery and outcomes; spatial planning and place-shaping; organisational governance and performance management; partnerships and collaborative working; participation and engagement; civic and community leadership; community development and empowerment; resilience and regeneration; research methods, ethics and work-based research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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