Urban Design, M.A. | Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 months
16900 GBP/year
8135 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban Design MA at Liverpool John Moores University enables you to explore your creative potential to change the landscape of cities and urban spaces and our experience within them.


The Urban Design MA at Liverpool John Moores University programme is nourished by Liverpool School of Art and Design’s burgeoning research in Urbanism and close association with the University's European Institute for Urban Affairs.

The curriculum has creative place-making at its core and we welcome applicants from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds such as architecture, planning, landscape architecture, art and spatial design.


As a graduate of this programme, a number of career paths will be open to you. Most aligned with your formal education is the practice of urban design work in specialist agencies or public sector bodies. These roles consider how structures and systems function within existing landscapes and how they can be manipulated to offer the best living and working solutions.

Many graduates have successfully secured employment at world-class practices throughout the UK and further afield, while others have remained in Liverpool contributing to its evolution by taking key roles in leading practices that have reshaped the city over the last decade.

For those interested in taking their learning to the next level, this programme also offers the opportunity to progress to PhD study and embark on a career teaching Urban Design.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Practice 
  • Studio Practice (Urban Design)
  • Research and Practice (Urban Design)
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Major Project (Urban Design)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a sample digital portfolio submitted at the point of application
  • a reference
  • a portfolio of work to be presented at interview
  • to attend an interview
  • In exceptional circumstances applications by mature graphic designers, illustrators and artists without sufficient qualifications will be considered
  • Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8135 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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