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International Planning and Development MSc

International Planning and Development MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Town & Country Planning Urban Engineering Planning: General Urban Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Urban planning is fascinating and tackles the challenges of change and development in an urbanising world, and this course is designed to help you shape your future career in professional practice. The MSc International Planning and Development aims to provide a broad education in international planning and development, enabling you to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding to make a significant contribution to the management of human settlements and urban systems. The course is suitable for those who want to work in the planning profession and especially those who want to gain an international perspective on planning and development issues.

The course tackles the challenges of urbanisation in the 21st century. Since 2008, more than half the world's population has lived in cities. Cities are crucibles of culture, knowledge and innovation, but also harbour poverty and exclusion; globalisation, environmental pollution, and climate change all threaten the well-being of urban residents. This course spans the disciplines of spatial planning and development studies, enabling you to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding to make a significant contribution to the design and management of cities.

Core teaching focuses on issues of development and underdevelopment, city futures in a globalising world, and creation of space and place within different political, cultural, economic and environmental contexts. Options enable you to follow specialisms in urban design, real estate and housing or a general route with options in planning, environment, transport, real estate, site planning, regeneration and housing. The dissertation is an opportunity for you to develop your specialist interests. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). This course offers the knowledge and expertise for a career in academia, government and the private sector, in a wide variety of organisations including international agencies, central or local government, consultancy and NGOs.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

23-SEP-19

Modules

This module provides a foundation for research methods in the social sciences at post-graduate level, introducing the main approaches to research traditions and ethics; and data generation and analysis for the social sciences. The module is divided into two parts. Part A is taught across several masters' programmes within the School, and covers generic approaches to research methods in the social sciences. Part B is specific to the MSc International Planning and Development, preparing students for research in spatial planning and international development and related professional practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first or second class Honours degree in an appropriate subject. The course is appropriate for both international students, and UK students interested in international planning.

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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