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MA Urban Design and Planning

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Full time | Southwark Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Urban Studies Urban Engineering Design (Non-Industrial) Urban Sociology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This course focuses on urban design as part of town planning, giving you the opportunity to develop your understanding of urban design and development issues through working at different scales of the city and engaging with theoretical debates.

‘Planning’ is both a design and public policy profession. It deals with design as a professional and a democratic practice, showing how professional knowledge and deep engagement with communities are both essential if places are to achieve lasting functionality and liveability.

Employability

This course will provide you with specialist expertise in urban design, allowing you to study this discipline within the broader framework of town planning and property development. This will allow you to develop a broad range of skills which will be attractive for urban design, planning and property development employers; architectural practices dealing with master planning, government organisations, local authorities and research institutions are other possible employers.

Professional links

We have been running post graduate planning courses for successfully for over 50 years, the second oldest planning school to be doing so in the UK.

The MA is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. This means that after graduation you can become a licentiate member of the RTPI. With two years relevant work experience (in some cases one year), you can apply to take the RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence exam and become a full member of the RTPI.

Our planning school works closely with the RTPI Partnership Board, the body that oversees the professional currency and relevance of the teaching and learning programme.

A variety of taught modules include classroom sessions led by expert practitioners, sometimes our alumni. Students are encouraged to engage with real planning issues and organisation for the empirical research for their dissertation. Our one day and week-long residential study visits include presentations with practitioners in London, the UK and beyond. Our planning academics often hold posts within the RTPI and work on various developmental projects. We are often the first port of call when employers are looking to recruit planning post graduate.

Modules

This module focuses on sustainability issues, allowing students to reflect on the various aspects of sustainability and the challenges faced by places, and encouraging them to reflect on and design possible solutions for more sustainable cities. The module addresses challenges and responses from spatial planning and urban design and from the variety of agencies involved in place-making in the context of a European field study visit; the visit is central to the module and it is mandatory; it will give students the opportunity to gain insight from experts engaged in key sectors for sustainability, such as planning, urban design and property development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,520

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a lower second (2:2) Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject area, such as built environment subjects and social science subjects. Applicants with a non-cognate degree and several years’ relevant work experience may be offered a place, if they can demonstrate a suitable level of specialist subject knowledge.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and...more

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