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MSc Urban Design and International Planning

University of Manchester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Course description

MSc Urban Design and International Planning provides a specialist understanding of the relationship between urban design and planning by focusing on issues that are of international significance.

It will provide you with the core knowledge and competencies needed to become a chartered planner and specialise in urban design and international planning.

The course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and is an Educational Member of the Urban Design Group as part of the Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design pathway.

Aims

  • Allow you to tailor the course to your professional interests by choosing from numerous optional course units.
  • Provide you with the practical skills to deliver a comprehensive urban design proposal.
  • Provide you with an international perspective on overseas fieldwork.

Teaching and learning

A number of professional practitioners are engaged in teaching on this course, making for a theoretically informed, practice-orientated approach to teaching and learning.

An overseas field visit is a core part of the course. Recent locations have included Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dublin, Seattle, Toronto, and Vienna.

Fieldwork may be scheduled at any point during the course, and this may include time during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment methods are largely individual-based, but may also involve some elements of group work and submission.

You are continually assessed via a range of methods including essays, portfolios, presentations, and topic papers.

You will be required to submit a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words that can focus on crucial planning debates in an international context, urban design debates, or a combination. Alternatively, you may submit a design study supported by a report of 10,000 words.

Career opportunities

This course has been specifically designed to equip you for professional practice in urban design and planning in a fast-moving international market.

Opportunities will arise in both the private and public sectors across global consultancies, development companies, government departments and agencies, and third sector organisations.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,000per 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 Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 85

    14th out of 58 3

    20th out of 86 1

    7th out of 23 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    160 73%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    30th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    170 74%

    12th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    42nd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    160 77%

    16th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    65th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 204
    165 87%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    18th

    1

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