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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Future Urbanism explores, defines and designs the nature of 21st century urbanism. Reimagining the idea of the urban in a digitally infused, spatially attenuated age facing a climate emergency.

Leading edge: An innovative MSc addressing key global issues of urbanisation and sustainability. Cities have a 6000 year history and by 2050 68% of the world’s population will be urban; Embedded Research by design: Experimental, testable proposals which capture unique spatial opportunities. Critique ideas of place, environment, culture, technology and sustainability through project vehicles; Collaborative + interdisciplinary: Dynamic trans-disciplinary testbed with multi-partner design studio. Co-designed projects with external partners, collaborative networks and practitioners; Diverse employment opportunities: The course supports employment pathways by developing knowledge and understanding of professions and related procedures, industries and organisations in the contemporary setting of future city, architecture and landscape design.

MSc Future Urbanism connects with a range of different external organisations and provides the key core skills required to become a chartered Landscape Architect (with specified pre-requisite qualifications) or an advanced practitioner in the area.

Career Prospects


The MSc offers a route accredited by the Landscape Institute (candidate status 2021-22), the Royal chartered professional body for landscape architects in the UK. The profession offers strong employment opportunities for accredited graduates. Design thinking is widely applicable across a range of areas concerned with advanced thinking and practice in contemporary environments. It provides you with core advanced skills applicable to a range of work-based and professional environments.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,400per year

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University information

Queen's University Belfast

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    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

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