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Sustainable Urban Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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University rank #251 (WUR) Online
The Sustainable Urban Management programme at Heriot-Watt University is designed to equip urban managers and leaders with an academically rigorous and professionally relevant postgraduate qualification relating to changing global circumstances.

About

Over half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas and the sustainable development of our cities poses key challenges for urban management. There is a need to deliver sustainability while ensuring managed urban environments can adapt to a changing climate and changing economic and social conditions.

This course represents a new type of degree, focusing on analyzing the issues of, and the tools used to address and deliver, sustainable development across the globe, from the scale of the building right up to the regional and national scale.

The Sustainable Urban Management programme at Heriot-Watt University is mainly designed both for those looking to begin a career in sustainable development, urban management and the built environment, and those with existing qualifications and relevant professional backgrounds who wish to improve their knowledge of sustainable development.

Career

Graduates are quickly able to make a positive and effective contribution to their working environment. Recent graduates have gone on to work in private sector real estate development and management; private or public sector urban systems management; urban planning and development; and third sector global development organizations.

Accreditation

The MSc is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change, Sustainability and Adaptation
  • Spatial Planning
  • Technical Networks and Urban Resilience
  • Urban Economy and Property Markets
  • Environmental Planning
  • UK and International Housing Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-7 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. 
  • For PG conversion courses, non-cognate degrees will be considered.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
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Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation. 

Funding

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