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Cities and Global Development MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Development Politics Urban Studies Human Geography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Planning and investing in the spaces where we live and work has never been so important. An accredited MSc from one of the UK’s top planning schools can help you make a positive impact.

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 course 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.

Optional modules include a team-based student consultancy project for an external client in the field of international urban development. There’s also a field class in the global south. In 2018, students visited Chennai in India.

The course is suitable for recent graduates and those with professional experience. It’s excellent preparation for careers (or further research) in international development, urban governance, planning and environmental policy focused on the global south.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

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)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

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.