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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Smart urban futures is a unique and innovative new MA programme that will equip you to address design challenges at the boundaries between smart technologies and urban design and planning. You will gain skills in IoT, smart technologies, open data, 3D fabrication, augmented reality and virtual reality complimented by core teaching in urban design, planning and placemaking.

Through a design lab approach, you will develop digital prototyping and place-making projects that respond to the opportunities and needs of digital living, transport, health, mobility, governance and sustainability in a holistic approach to smart urban futures.

Careers with this subject

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to take your place on the leading edge of the building discipline and work towards the best products and processes in the industry. On graduating you are in a unique position to work on integrated design project teams, in building energy/facility management or continue to postgraduate research.

Key features

  • Study a unique MA in the emerging field of smart urban futures.
  • Develop a digital and spatial skill set that synthesises digital and smart programming and urban design and planning skills.
  • Learn to address real urban challenges through a design lab approach.
  • Undertake co-design working within multidisciplinary teams with external partners.
  • Engage with an MA that delivers innovation through a socially responsible approach.
  • Benefit from a programme embedded within research excellence of smart cities and digital art and technology with internationally recognised academics.
  • Access state-of-the-art equipment including immersive visualisation and fabrication lab.
  • Career development and employability are integral to the course through partnerships with industry and public sector partners.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

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