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Urban Design and Planning, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Urban Design and Planning at University College Dublin lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice.

Overview

Urban Design and Planning at University College Dublin provides specialist knowledge and skills in: urban design theory; urban conservation; risk, resilience and sustainability; as well as social science research methods applied to the built environment. 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 experitise to place design centre-stage in tackling a range of pressing environmental and other issues.This programme will equip planners and others working in related areas with the capacity to develop urban design solutions, to analyse them critically and to provide guidance in regards to their implementation one for which there is a growing demand. 

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation History, Theory and Policy
  • Postgraduate Studio
  • Urban Design Studio
  • Research Design & Methods
  • Nature-Based Solutions
  • Introduction to Urban Design
  • Environmental Risk and Behaviour
  • Planning Methodology
  • Placemaking: Urban and Rural Design
  • Transportation Planning
  • Housing Policy and Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

A 3-year Bachelor's degree with minimum 2.2 award (NFQ level 8) or international equivalent in cognate discipline, including planning, geography, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, engineering, property economics, surveying, politics, social science, and law.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25600 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8980 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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