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Urban Design MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies Urban Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Recent data and predictions on the forthcoming rate of urbanisation make cities the most common living environment now and in the future. Cities hold tremendous potential, but at the same time are sources of stress, inequalities and pollution. Taught classes give you the theoretical grounding for everything you do in studio and inform the next phase of research. They take you through the history and theory of ideas that shaped cities up to the present day. They illustrate the current challenges faced by cities, with all the approaches available to tackle them This culminates with the very unique principles behind our Masterplanning for Change approach to the design of the city. These classes also aim to provide you with the basic skills to develop and express urban design ideas at best. Finally, they provide you with an understanding of the political, economic and practical realms of urban design. Graduates leave us with a detailed knowledge and innovative skills in an area now in great demand. Students can progress to the MSc after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This class looks at the economic, policy and implementation aspects of urban design, studied through theory and practical examples.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,100

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

Students need to have an honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline related to the built environment and the city (eg architecture, planning, engineering, and other built environment disciplines). Students with alternative professional experience may also be considered. The course is open to students with various backgrounds related to the built and natural environment. If they come from design-based disciplines (ie. Architecture, landscape architecture). Students need to submit a portfolio of design work, to illustrate the range of scales and variety of projects they have been involved in, as well as their graphic skills.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more