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International Planning and Urban Design (MSc), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
This MSc will provide you with a broad education in international planning and a specialism in urban design, enabling you to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding to make a significant contribution to the management and design control processes of cities.

About

We live in a rapidly urbanising world. Over 50 percent of the world’s population now lives in cities and this trend predicted to increase over the next 30 years.

The most rapid growth has been within cities in Asia and the Global South and these cities now face critical urban problems and challenges related to over-crowding, congestion, pollution and environmental damage, poor and failing infrastructure, sharpening inequalities in wealth, health and well-being, and issues associated with privatised governance and non-democratic control. Increasingly, national governments and municipal authorities are turning to professionals and practitioners in urban planning and design to help understand, tackle and address these major problems and challenges.

Urban planning and design is fascinating and tackles the challenges of change in a rapidly urbanising world. Our MSc International Planning and Urban Design explores the major problems and dilemmas of global cities within the context of planning and urban design and presents potential solutions through planning and design interventions. There is strong emphasis upon theoretical, methodological and empirical ways of understanding these problems as well as developing the practical and professional skills and competencies necessary to develop and achieve solution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Dissertation
  • Site Planning, Design and Development
  • Planning City Futures
  • Designing Cities
  • Researching Spatial Planning and International Development
  • Debates in Eco-City Planning and Development
  • Space and Place: International Planning Practice
  • Transport and the City
  • Governance of the Eco-City Development Process
  • Urban and Regional Development in Practice

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Credits
                      120 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    General Requirements

                    Applicants should normally hold a BSc/BA degree with a minimum second class in a relevant subject area or have appropriate professional experience.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      17650 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 17650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • National

                      7950 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 7950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Cardiff

                    • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

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