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MAUrban Design and Planning

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To deal with the complex challenges of urban development, planners have to know how to work with other professionals.

This course equips you with the skills to produce sensitive plans and creative designs, taking into account the financial and practical issues associated with property development.

You will develop your skills in urban design, planning and the development of cities.

The scope of the course is international. You’ll study the UK urban experience and also rapidly urbanising cities in Asia and Africa.

The course draws on leading teaching and research at the University, combining the urban design expertise of the School of Architecture and the international planning expertise of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. The course is accredited as a Specialist Planning Programme by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

There are lectures, seminars, computer workshops and tutorials. You’ll take part in group work and exercises that simulate real-world challenges.

Programme structure

Core modules

Autumn semester:
Principles of Urban Design
Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Development
Research Methods

Spring semester:
Either Urban Development in the Global South or Integrated Project

Optional modules

Autumn semester:
A choice of two from a list including:
Spatial Planning Systems
Urban Development in the Global South
Conservation and Regeneration
Policy and Law

Spring semester:
Advanced Software Skills in Urban Design
Natural Resources
Sustainability: a critical perspective
Transport Planning
Managing Cities: the Seoul case study
Cities of Diversity
Cities of the South


Computer workshops

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States