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Sustainable Urban Management Online MSc

Sustainable Urban Management Online MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

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 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.

Our students

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.

Professional recognition

The MSc is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

This course is delivered by the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. This is one of four such Centres established at UK universities that jointly form a national network to demonstrate and exchange best practice in teaching and research for the sustainable built environment.

Flexible study options

This course can be studied via Online Learning, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. It can also be studied on campus on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career

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.

Industry links

The School has strong links with professional bodies including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute. It prides itself on using these links and wider links with industry, to make teaching and research relevant and applied.

Staff within the Institute are actively engaged in a variety of research projects relating to building design, specification, management and operation.

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

7 years

Start date

JAN

Modules

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of environmental management within planning systems both in the UK and internationally, within a context of climate change and improving the environmental and social sustainability of cities.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students pay £1350 per module and £1740 for the Dissertation. The same fee is also applicable for England / Northern Ireland / Wales.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students pay £1350 per module and £1740 for the Dissertation.

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.