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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Geography Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course focuses on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments. It also offer the opportunity to gain practical experience through an internship.

Description

Our Sustainable Cities MA course will give you advanced understanding of contemporary debates about sustainable cities, with a specific focus on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies and environments.

We aim to: Develop your critical understanding of the interrelationships between urbanization and human lifestyles, politics, economy, ecology and environment; Develop your critical understanding of human impacts on physical processes in cities, and the implications for habitation and liveability; develop your ability to evaluate advanced scholarship in the field of urban policy critically, with reference to sustainable cities; promote initiative and develop your independent critical judgment in identifying, analysing and solving problems at an advanced level; develop your relevant transferable skills which are embedded in our learning and assessment schemes; develop your practical skills in data handling, interpretation and use, and develop your skills in connecting physical dynamics to social, political and management processes; enable you to focus on the challenges of managing cities in an integrated and sustainable manner, regardless of your first degree discipline; enable you to deploy scientific, social and economic theory within a sustainability framework which takes into account the need to address the needs of society, the economy and the protection of environmental resources.

Course purpose

The degree combines pure and applied research methods from human and physical geography leading to an advanced level understanding of contemporary debates about sustainable cities. Specific foci will be the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies, environments and social structure and process.

Career prospects

The skills that you develop on this course will allow you to excel in a wide range of careers in international organisations, agencies, consultancies, national and city governments, charities, research organisations and academia.

The course combines pure and applied research methods from human and physical geography, giving you an advanced level understanding of contemporary debates about sustainable cities. We focus on the human and physical processes shaping urban ecologies, environments and social processes.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Dissertation in Sustainable Cities (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,990

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours. Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.