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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Eco-Cities is an innovative programme, which provides you with the skills to develop environmentally friendly urban projects, while reducing the impact of climate change.

The MSc Eco-Cities programme addresses how cities can be planned and built to promote low carbon lifestyles, mitigate climate change and promote sustainable ways of living.

For the first time in human history there are now more people living in towns and cities than in rural areas, with United Nations estimates indicating that more than 60% of the world’s population, some 4.9bn people, will be living in urban areas by 2030.

It’s evident that the scale of urban areas is increasing, fuelled by the advent of new megacities (with populations in excess of 10 million) such as Beijing, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai and Tokyo. It is also clear that the geography of urbanisation has shifted from the developed world of Western Europe and North America to the developing world of Asia, Africa and South America.

It is within this context that we explore both the critical theory, and actual practices and processes, of low carbon eco-city development and how they relate to the implementation and application of sustainable development policies worldwide.

Study with us and address the serious and complex questions of how cities can be planned and managed in a more resource efficient way, including:

  • What is a low carbon and ecological (sustainable) city?
  • How can city and regional planning effectively guide sustainable development?
  • Can cities be planned and built to promote low carbon lifestyles and foster ecological development that can mitigate climate change?
  • How can urban areas adapt to climate change?

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Cardiff University

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    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,500 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide, giving students access to unique opportunities.
A wide range of dedicated support services for international students including pre-departure advice, airport pickups, personal tutor guidance and more.

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