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14100 GBP/year
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About

This Urban Studies MA at De Montfort University is a high profile international programme in Urban Studies, drawing on the critical urban research traditions developed in the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, to explore the transformation and challenges in the political economy, governance and geography of cities.

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Overview

By bringing together scholarship from politics, urban studies, urban geography, political economy, the programme provides theoretical and analytical tools to address urban topics such as local governance, local socio-political and economic innovation, social inequalities and urban sustainability. 

The MA programme in Urban Studies at De Montfort University is informed by up-to-date scholarship and makes use of materials that ensure that students are engaging with debates that are at the forefront of the discipline. Students on this course will benefit from our local and international networks, whose contributions are embedded in the curriculum. In addition, we offer three unique opportunities that are all relevant to the programme:

  • Participatory Action Research project
  • Opportunities for engagement with practitioners and stakeholders
  • Opportunity to travel to Barcelona

Graduate careers

The programme is aimed at students who are willing to carry on towards a PhD degree, but also to those who are willing to develop a professional career in the field of urban governance and management.

The students concluding their studies will be equipped with a range of high-level skills that will open up a variety of professional career opportunities in the public and private sector, as well as in NGOs and voluntary and community sector.

 The degree would be useful for graduates interested in becoming, among other things: civil servants, community development workers, environmental managers, estates managers, landscape architects, sustainability consultants and planning and development surveyors.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Urban Political Economy
  • Governing and Managing Cities
  • Participatory Research in Action
  • Urban Challenges
  • Dissertation
  • Urban Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities
  • Difference, Inequality and Conflict in the City

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.
Upper 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

  • Students should hold a First or Upper Second Class degree or overseas equivalent in Politics, Sociology, Economy, Geography and other Social Science and Planning disciplines.

  • Applications from other disciplines and those with significant professional experience will be considered individually. 

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

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit.

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