If you are interested in urban issues - particularly why cities develop and change - a degree in Planning will be right up your street. And where better to study important issues such as housing, transport, urban planning, property development, sustainability, conservation and business than in a city with a rich industrial heritage that has undergone rapid and dramatic transformation over the past two decades - and remains a work-in-progress?
This degree programme will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a difference to how we live today and in the future.
At Birmingham you are taught by academics who are world-leading experts in their fields. Our Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), which is a leading international centre for research, teaching and consultancy in spatial and social planning studies, puts great emphasis on practice-based planning. So you will spend a lot of time doing real-life project-based work - from finding new uses for old buildings and looking at the effects of HS2 to the regeneration of housing estates and urban parks - some of which you might see incorporated into existing or future schemes.
Our portfolio of modules across our degree programmes is incredibly varied and intellectually stimulating - which is why we give you the opportunity to choose what you want to study and specialise in the areas that most interest you.
Skills for future employment
Our graduates have exciting and varied career paths. A Planning degree from Birmingham provides a raft of opportunities in the private and public sectors, both of which demand the skills and know-how you will acquire with us, such as business acumen, groupworking abilities and technical expertise. You will also gain transferable skills which are highly valued by employers and will enhance your employability in the competitive job market.