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Urban and Regional Studies by Research MSc

Urban and Regional Studies by Research MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Regional Studies Urban Studies Local / Regional Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc by Research in Urban and Regional Studies within the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences aims to develop researchers who are conceptually aware, who can utilize a range of cartographic, computing and statistical skills and methods, and who can practice and develop their own research capabilities, and disseminate that research in a meaningful way. Students from across our MSc by Research subject areas share a programme of study that explores the challenges common to all researchers. After these taught modules, students will then undertake an individual research project that will take the form of a dissertation or other research output agreed with their supervisor (e.g. two journal articles). Full-time students will have 8 months to complete their research, while part-time students will have 20 months to complete. Upon successful completion of the Research Project students will be awarded an MSc by Research in Urban and Regional Studies. Research areas: Urban, social, economic and cultural change; Political economy; Regional science; Urban economics; Transport; With specific interests in: Employment change; Neighborhood inequality; Race and ethnic relations; Diversity and polarization; Immigration; Gentrification; Regeneration; Urban systems; Spatial planning; etc.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students with a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline is required. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more