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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Climate Change, Sustainability and Adaptation
- Spatial Planning
- Technical Networks and Urban Resilience
- Urban Economy and Property Markets
- Environmental Planning
- UK and International Housing Policy
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Sustainable Development Urban Planning
- 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.
International1350 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA1350 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation.
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.
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!
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.