12 months
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14100 GBP/year
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About

The International Urban Design MSc at De Montfort University offers a global perspective that responds to the challenges that 21st century urbanisation presents.

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Overview

The International Urban Design MSc at De Montfort University focuses upon developing a spatial understanding of the underlying principles and current theories needed to understand and respond to (design) the challenges that 21st century urbanisation presents across the globe. It supports you in developing a spatial design skill-set able to respond to the complex array of social, economic and environmental factors affecting cities, as well as to cultural issues, such as spatial traditions and histories of city form and design. 

Opportunities to attend study trips overseas underpin the learning and form an integral part of key modules. In recent years the School has run many successful overseas study trips to a wide variety of cities in Europe, South and North America Asia and the Global South; the School also benefits from research/ collaboration links to Schools of Architecture overseas.

The programme concludes with a ‘thesis’ module. Two pathways are available. Whilst both focus upon ‘design’, one offers opportunity to conclude your studies in an extensive written thesis, whilst the other offers opportunity to conclude your studies in a thesis comprising of drawn/ modelled/ illustrated outputs in combination with a shorter written text. All students also have the option of a year of industry placement prior to commencing their thesis studies.

Graduate careers

This course will prepare and equip you with appropriate skills and capacity to address challenges of sustainable architecture and development. Such skills are in high demand by businesses, governments, multilateral and unilateral organisations contending with issues of environmental sustainability. You could also continue with your postgraduate studies and progress onto a PhD. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Urban Design                                                                           
  • Research Methods and Urban Design Theory
  • International Design Research Studio
  • Urban Design Studio
  • Comprehensive Dissertation
  • Urban Design Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, Engineering Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design. Offers are based on a criteria that includes first degree results, a portfolio of work and professional experience.
  • Interviews; face-to-face or via Skype may form part of the application process; applicants with a 2.1 or above will not normally be interviewed. 

  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

 UK/EU students: £4,050 (part-time) per year

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. 
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

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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