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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the country of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Urban design recognises architecture and the city as a collective form of knowledge. It brings together professionals from a range of backgrounds who share a passion for improving the design of our urban environments.

Whether you have studied urban design, architecture, interdisciplinary design or planning, this course will enable you to network with practitioners, planners, architects and landscape architects to explore the role of urban design in the city.

This course will employ a research-by-design approach to understanding national and international cities. You will study governance as a spatial design concern and will gain a deep understanding of the formation of the city within diverse political, economic, social and cultural contexts. By developing your ability to apply theory to practice, you will appreciate the complexity of creating spaces across different structural layers.

You will study the latest methods and design theories relating to urban environments, exploring the development and resolution of projects and focusing on achieving environmental sustainability. Working with landscape architecture and town planning students, you will also address briefs provided by external clients, developing your ability to work as part of a team and making a significant contribution to innovative designs.

During your advanced modules, you will have the option to choose a design-focused research project which addresses alternatives to mainstream paths and ethical concerns, or you may wish to take the research pathway looking at urban themes in connection with interdisciplinary practice, social sciences and design.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

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University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    110th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Degrees available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore. In-country staff provide application support and advice.
International students are eligible for scholarships of up to £5,000.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 85 2

    53rd out of 58 2

    20th out of 23 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    106 48%

    74th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    40th

    40
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    32nd

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    95 41%

    56th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    29th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 204
    110 58%

    18th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    11th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    5th

    8

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