Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America struggle with growth, and urban communities in the developing world are increasingly faced with problems relating to poverty, informality and inequality, climate change, insecurity and lack of social cohesion.The Global Urban Development and Planning course from The University of Manchester will also suit development professionals seeking to acquire new expertise in dealing with urban issues, and social development specialists working in the voluntary, private or public sector.
- focus on sustainable and equitable urban development planning in the global South;
- participate in cutting-edge conceptual debates in global urban development theory and practice;
- gain the skills to gather, organise and employ evidence and information from a wide variety of sources.
MSc Global Urban Development and Planning students develop an advanced knowledge and skill base that can be applied to professional activities relating to a variety of urban-related fields.
Past students have gone on to work as consultants for international development cooperation agencies, planners for national and local governments and private companies, and as practitioners in slum upgrading programmes, or international networks and national NGOs in cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Planning and Environmental Management graduates in general are popular with employers, particularly in consultancy, where the ability to analyse and propose policies and implement strategies is vital. After London, Manchester hosts the largest number of planning and environmental consultancies in the UK.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including environmental management and consultancy, urban planning and design, real estate development, urban and regional development policy, central and local government, international development, energy and water, non-governmental organisations, and research.
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- Dissertation (MSc GUDP)
- Critical Issues in Urban Inequality
- Urban Development Planning in Cities of the South: an international perspective
- Best practice case studies in urban development planning in cities in the South
- Poverty and Development
- The Politics and Governance of Development
- Reconstruction and Development
- Development Fundamentals
- Development Fieldwork
- Civil Society & Public Action
- 12 months
- 24 months
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Apply as soon as possible. Applications for MSc Global Urban Development and Planning are very competitive.
DisciplinesInternational Development Urban Planning View 313 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent).
- Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
International20000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
- International students (per annum): £10,000
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