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Sustainable Urban Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course represents a new type of degree, focusing on analysing the issues of, and the tools used to address and deliver, sustainable development across the globe, from the scale of the building right up to the regional and national scale. It is designed to equip urban managers and leaders with an academically rigorous and professionally relevant postgraduate qualification relating to changing global circumstances. Over half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas and the sustainable development of our cities poses key challenges for urban management. There is a need to deliver sustainability while ensuring managed urban environments can adapt to a changing climate and changing economic and social conditions. This course is mainly designed both for those looking to begin a career in sustainable development, urban management and the built environment, and those with existing qualifications and relevant professional backgrounds who wish to improve their knowledge of sustainable development. The MSc is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our graduates are quickly able to make a positive and effective contribution to their working environment. Recent graduates have gone on to work in: private sector real estate development and management; private or public sector urban systems management; urban planning and development; and third sector global development organisations. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module aims to enable learners to develop a capacity to research and report in depth on a subject of relevance to his/her academic or professional career. This research project develops their problem solving skills in preparation for their work environment. Research Dissertation is specifically aimed at the MSc programmes of study which are delivered within the Institute of Infrastructure and Environment (IIE), School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,168

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,960

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must have one of the following: Minimum of 2:1 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a non-cognate discipline; Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area; Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered. PG Diploma level entry applicants must have an ordinary degree in a related subject area and relevant post qualification industry experience. Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and possibly interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Recruitment.