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International Urban Design MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies Urban Engineering

Course type


Course Summary


Reasons to study International Urban Design MSc at DMU:

  • Leicester School of Architecture (LSA)
  • was established in 1897 making it one of the oldest schools of architecture in the UK; it is part of our vibrant Faculty of Arts Design and Humanities and offers a range of architecture and design undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
  • DMU – the Global Hub for UN Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • the School is integral to the University’s commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and supports its role as the Global Hub for SDG16
  • International/ global curriculum and study trip opportunities
  • the programme focuses upon understanding global challenges and theories for responding to them; it provides opportunity to attend overseas study trips to underpin and extend learning
  • Develop city scale proposals and strategies to address current and future issues and challenges
  • the programme focuses upon understanding 21st century urban challenges and applying this understanding to the development of design proposals and strategies
  • Skills and research themes
  • will develop your academic acuity and cultivate your independent position with regard to urban design thinking and strategies
  • Equip, train and inspire
  • you to become responsible global citizens in the face of the new global urban and environmental challenges ahead and prepare you for potential career in the urban design professional field
  • Industry placement opportunity
  • you can choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further
  • The new Vijay Patel building
  • has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module involves focussed study of classic urban design text(s). Study is led by small group seminars in which tutors facilitate informed debate and discussion based upon directed research. The seminars prepare students for a written assignment that requires critical analysis of a key text.

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, Engineering Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design. Offers are based on a criteria that includes first degree results, a portfolio of work and professional experience.