New accreditated programme, MA Rural Futures Planning and Innovation

Jul 06 2023 Posted: 11:37 IST

University of Galway's Discipline of Geography has announced the successful accreditation of its one-year MA Rural Futures Planning and Innovation by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

This accreditation will mean students of the programme can become chartered members of the SCSI through their planning and development APC pathway. The SCSI is an affiliate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) meaning graduates may apply for a globally recognised and respected professional qualification.

Currently, in Ireland, there is a lack of planning graduates coming through postgraduate programmes and there is an abundance of surveying and planning vacancies across the country. This programme is now creating professional graduates that can pursue these career opportunities.

Graduates of this degree are qualified to work with contractors, sub-contractors, local authorities, government departments or as a consultant in a private practice.

The School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies are currently accepting applications for the next programme starting in September.

For further information on the MA contact Programme Director Therese Conway on 091 493510 or

Discipline of Geography