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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Urban Studies Urban Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MA Urban Design programme is jointly delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Geography and Planning. The goal of this programme is to enable practitioners and scholars to transform the field of urban design through critical thinking and creative practice.

Urban design is transdisciplinary, straddling professional fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and public policy, and also disciplines such as politics, economics, sociology and cultural studies. The programme fully embraces this transdisciplinarity through the theory, research training and design teaching it offers.

You will learn from academic staff from both schools who are highly accomplished and locally engaged in Cardiff, nationally in the UK, and internationally across the world. In the context of the design studios, you will also be able to benefit from the input and expertise of leading practitioners.

Studio teaching focuses on developing critically informed as well as creative and practical proposals for real sites, addressing important contemporary issues of design and urbanism.

Distinctive features

Learn from academics in two Schools which are ranked among the top 50 in the world.
The course is taught via lectures, workshops and design studios, by staff drawn from both the architecture and planning schools, who are leading experts in their fields. Design Tutors include leading practitioners who bring their experience of cutting edge practice to the core of design studio work.
The course is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a 'specialist' masters for those who have completed at least a three-year RTPI recognised undergraduate spatial planning degree, allowing completion of the RTPI's educational requirements for membership. For further details visit the Royal Town Planning Institute website.
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing completion of the educational requirement for RICS membership.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-SEP-19

Modules

This module addresses the complexities of policy-making processes in the context of multi-level, co-governance arrangements. Running through the module is the systemic tension between a number of competing, equally important public policy goals, namely subsidiarity (devolved democracy) and solidarity (social equality); competition and collaboration; and managerialism and marketisation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A First or Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject is usually required. We welcome applications from those with degrees in design, architecture, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering. However, where qualifications are 2:1 and above (or equivalent), other subjects will also be considered.

University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This vibrant and diverse Russell Group university has over 31,000 students, 8,455 of which are postgraduate students and nearly 8,000 are international students, coming from over 180 countries. The University is renowned for research-led teaching and cultivates a stimulating academic environment where cutting-edge research can be produced. The University was ranked 5th in...more

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