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Cities and Global Development MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Geography Urban Studies Development Economics Development Politics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

The largest and fastest-growing cities in the world are in low and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This course explores the urban development and planning challenges faced by governments and people in these regions and provides you with the analytical and practical tools to address them.

The MA uses cutting-edge theories in both urban and development studies to engage with changes in the global south, including: the globalisation of production and consumption, rapid urbanisation, environmental change, and the spread of new forms of governance.

The largest and fastest-growing cities in the world today are in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Studying on this course you'll explore the range of urban development and planning challenges faced by governments and populations in these regions, whilst learning vital analytical and practical tools to address them. This interdisciplinary course looks at urban problems in global development processes, exploring links between national and local policies as well as the economic, social, institutional and political relationships between the global north and south.

This 12 months course is aimed at those wishing to acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in international development assistance, urban governance, planning and environmental policy in the global South. There's a range of optional modules and core teaching reflecting the latest debates in urban theory and development studies, with a built in international field trip.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module, which is co-taught with the Department of Geography, looks at key challenges and debates in the field of international development, from poverty and economic growth to gender relations, governance and security. It encourages students to think critically about the ways in which practitioners approach issues and define problems, and the theoretical viewpoints that inform their actions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience). We will consider your application if you have a 2.2 degree but we would expect you to have evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.