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Global Urban Development and Planning

12 months
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22500 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

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.

MSc (part-time)

  • UK students (per annum): £5,500
  • International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,250

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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