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MPlan Planning with Professional Placement / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

MPlan Master of Planning graduates are popular with employers, particularly in consultancy, where the ability to analyse and propose policies and implement strategies is vital.

After London, Manchester hosts the largest number of planning and environmental consultancies in the UK. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including:

  • planning consultancy;
  • urban design;
  • environmental management or consultancy;
  • local government;
  • nature conservation;
  • research;
  • project management;
  • engineering.

Top employers of our MPlan Master of Planning graduates include AECOM, ARUP, Wildlife Trusts, Atkins, BP, EDF Energy, Groundwork, the Environment Agency, Jacobs, Rolls-Royce, and the National Trust.

If you decide not to follow a vocational career, your wide knowledge base and transferable skills in problem-solving, strategic thinking, teamwork, creativity and communication fit what most employers are seeking.

For more information, see Careers and employability

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .  

Accrediting organisations

  • Royal Town Planning Association (RTPI)
  • Royal Institutions of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)