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Global Urban Development and Planning

The University of Manchester

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
20000 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Global Urban Development and Planning course from The University of Manchester will improve your understanding of global urban development issues, particularly relating to cities of the global South.

Overview

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.

Aims

You will:
  • 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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply as soon as possible. Applications for MSc Global Urban Development and Planning are very competitive. 

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

MSc (part-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
  • International students (per annum): £10,000

Funding

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