Planning degree course satisfaction ratings revealed

Students studying planning degrees at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and the University of the West of England in Bristol are the most satisfied with their courses, according to figures released this morning.

Students: new course comparison website launched (picture credit: Garry Knight)
Students: new course comparison website launched (picture credit: Garry Knight)
Business secretary Vince Cable has launched a new comparison website – Unistats – which is intended to give students data to help them choose a university course, including student satisfaction ratings, graduate salaries and accommodation costs.

According to the website, the top-rated Royal Town Planning Institute-accredited courses for student satisfaction are Heriot Watt’s Planning and Property Development (BSc) undergraduate degree and the University of the West of England’s Architecture and Planning (BA) course.

Ninety-six per cent of students studying the two degrees said that overall they were satisfied with the quality of the courses, according to the Unistats website.

National Student Satisfaction figures also published today show that a total of 85 per cent of students are satisfied with their course, compared to 83 per cent last year.

Figures published in July by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) revealed that the number of students applying to study undergraduate planning degrees in the new academic year is down by more than 14 per cent.

The figures show that 2,438 people applied to start urban, rural and regional planning degrees in September 2012 - down 14.2 per cent on the previous year.

RTPI-accredited course satisfaction ratings in full*:

Birmingham City University: BSc Planning, environment and development - 72%

Cardiff University:  BSc City and Regional Planning - 75%

Cardiff University: BSc City and Regional Planning with year in industry - 61%

Heriot-Watt University: BSc Planning and Property Development - 96%

London South Bank University: BA Urban and Environmental Planning -86%

Newcastle University: BA Town Planning - 88%

Oxford Brookes University: MPlan in City and Regional Planning - 89%

Oxford Brookes University: Bachelor of Arts in Planning and Property Development - 89%

Oxford Brookes University: Bachelor of Arts in City and Regional Planning - 89%

Queen’s University Belfast: Environmental Planning - 76%

Sheffield Hallam University: BA Hon Urban And Environmental Planning - 95%

University College London: BSc Planning and Real Estate - 63%

University College London: BSc Urban Planning, Design and Management - 61%

University of Dundee: MA (Hons) Town and Regional Planning - 86%

University of Liverpool: Town and Regional Planning MPlan - 78%

University of Manchester: Town & Country Planning (4 Years) [MTCP] - 77%

University of Reading: BSc Real Estate leading to Diploma/MSc in Planning - 76%

University of Sheffield: Urban Studies and Planning (MPLAN (UG)) - 85%

University of Ulster: MSci Plan & Property Devl FT - 80%

University of the West of England: BA (Hons) Architecture and Planning - 96%

University of the West of England: BA/MPlan Town and Country Planning - 83%

University of the West of England: BA/MPlan Property Development and Planning - 89%

* This list was compiled by searching the Unistats database for accredited courses listed on the RTPI website.

jamie.carpenter@haymarket.com

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