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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The need for sustainable urban living has never been greater. Today, our cities are responsible for almost 80% of all CO2 emissions – and with estimates suggesting up to 70% of the world will live in a city by 2050, that figure could rise even higher.

If you want to plan and design the sustainable urban communities of the future and help reduce the demands and impacts we make on the natural world, our MA Sustainable Cities degree course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

Building on our Cluster for Sustainable Cities, you'll learn from leading experts and explore new systemic and integrated solutions for cities, and help shape the journey towards greener, healthier, more inclusive and resilient environments.

And when you graduate, you'll be ready for a career in urban design within architectural firms and environmental organisations, or to enter further academic study.

What you'll experience

On this Sustainable Cities degree course, you'll:

Engage with leading research into sustainable cities
Use facilities including dynamic studios with advanced architectural computing facilities
Develop collaborative projects with external partners, such as practitioners and academic institutions in the UK and overseas
Work on live projects, with real clients
Take an optional field trip to learn more about global urban sustainability
Get to meet leading figures in the field of Environmental Design
Combine theory, practice, research and work-based learning to understand contemporary issues in sustainable development

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate from this course, you can choose a career in organisations including design practices, architectural firms and cross-disciplinary environments.

What can you do with a Sustainable Cities degree?

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • Consultancy
  • Urban planning and urban design
  • NGOs and environmental organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Further academic study

You'll also learn creative skills and professional competencies which are valuable in fields like virtual design and modelling or project management.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per 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 Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

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  • Graduate prospects

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.07 81%

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    103 47%

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    80 80%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.98 80%

    49th

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