My desire is to be an urban planner in the future.
This helped me to decide on architecture for my undergraduate degree as I thought it would broaden my knowledge. I then chose Plymouth to do my
MSc Planning. I was really attracted to the academic modules and also the fact that the university has a good position in the Times Higher Education rankings.
Coming from Nepal, the main difference I found when I arrived in Plymouth was the weather. Apart from that, Plymouth is a good place to live as a university student! It has lots of international restaurants which is great if you are missing food from your country. I've spent a lot of time touring the region and getting to know my neighbourhood.
MSc Planning is a great course with good modules and a supportive. motivating faculty.
It also has a wide range of career options later. My favourites modules were coastal urban regeneration and urban design. My focus is on the sustainability of building/construction materials in coastal towns. This plays a vital role in meeting net-zero energy needs and also in maintaining the architectural values of English coastal towns.