Students gain a rounded understanding of the factors and forces that are shaping urban areas and the role that planning can play in reconciling conflicting interests. Attention is focused on approaches adapted to the regeneration of urban areas. An interdisciplinary approach to study provides learning opportunities that draw upon the expertise of academics in planning as well as academics in geography, sociology and architecture. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.