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Building and Urban Design in Development MSc

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

An intensive 12 month programme that immerses students in the critical theory and practice of urban design. It is designed to recalibrate mainstream practices towards a new mode of inquiry and action, one that centres on the political relevance and social processes of design towards a transformative just and sustainable urbanism. The programme is delivered through a combination of weekly lectures, seminar presentations, group exercises and workshops. The Building and Urban Design in Development (BUDD) MSc includes an overseas practice engagement with an urban reality of the Global South, developed in partnership with local organisations, networks of communities, slum dweller federations, universities and governments alike. Students are encouraged to explore different tools, concepts and ideas throughout the programme and test these during the practice engagement. Assessment is through coursework, design work, written examinations and the 10,000-word report.

Careers

The programme enables graduates to work in NGOs and local government – facilitating community organisations and households to improve their living conditions. Graduate destinations range from UK-based organisations in the public, private and community sectors, to governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, which operate in a development capacity in the South. Recent graduates have also been employed by international NGOs and aid and development agencies and architectural and design practices. Some graduates return to their home countries and engage in urban design and architecture practice, teaching, or research of urban development there; others have successfully sought employment away from their own countries.

Application deadline

30/07/2021

Tuition fees

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£ 25,800per year

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University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 59 1

    24th out of 57 11

    2nd out of 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    181 91%

    4th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    40th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    152 68%

    17th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    9th

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    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    46th

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 204
    164 81%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    4th

    5

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