Urban Design and Planning at University College Dublin is focused on the role of urban design in the context of urban planning, and is delivered with an emphasis on the distinct methodologies, professional perspectives and pedagogies of that discipline. It provides specialist knowledge and skills in urban design theory and practice, urban conservation; nature-based solutions, and the role of research in design.
The programme will enable graduates to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create better places through urban design. Students will also have the opportunity to draw upon the School’s research expertise to place urban design centre stage in tackling a range of pressing environmental and other issues. The programme will appeal to graduates from closely related disciplinary backgrounds wishing to specialise in urban design, including those with qualifications in architecture, landscape architecture, and planning.
- This Masters trains, mentors and supports graduates in developing their specialist knowledge and understanding, along with transferable skills and tools, for careers related to the field. These include roles in the public, private and community sectors, including planning and urban design consultancies, local authorities, development firms, regeneration companies, environmental and other NGOs, as well as research and teaching.
This programme is accredited as a specialist qualification by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
- Conservation History, Theory and Policy
- Urban Design Theory
- Postgraduate Studio
- Urban Design Studio
- Placemaking: Urban and Rural Design
- Nature-Based Solutions
- Research Design & Methods
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
DisciplinesArchitecture Civil Engineering & Construction Urban Planning View 17 other Masters in Civil Engineering & Construction in Ireland
- An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with minimum 2.1 award or international equivalent in a cognate discipline, including architecture and landscape architecture planning, geography, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, engineering, property economics, surveying, politics, social science, and law.
- These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
International20500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8200 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8200 EUR per year during 12 months.
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