12 months
23800 GBP/year
12730 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Inter-disciplinary Urban Design from University College London (UCL) is a flexible programme exploring urban design as a critical arena for advanced research and practice.


The Inter-disciplinary Urban Design MRes from University College London (UCL) is a faculty-wide one-year research degree designed to allow students to tailor their own learning to their background and future aspirations. 

Students can construct their study in an inter-disciplinary manner, enabling them to explore urban design as a critical arena for advanced research and practice.

The programme aims to:

  • Provide an inter-disciplinary space for students to examine the challenges of urban design from comparative disciplinary perspectives
  • Expose students to the diversity of urban design teaching and the latest cutting edge research from across The Bartlett and beyond
  • Help students conduct a substantial piece of individual urban design research
  • Train students in research methodologies for urban scale research and critically informed urban design practice


The programme opens up a range of future opportunities for participants along two primary paths:

  • It provides an opportunity for students seeking to further their professional careers, to specialise in urban design and, within that broad arena, to engage deeply with a particular research agenda of direct relevance to their future professional practice
  • For students seeking a research or academic career, the MRes provides the ideal training for a PhD and eventually an academic or other research position.


The programme is globally unique and will give students an important employment edge in allowing them to tailor their studies to their own individual circumstances, building on existing strengths or extending their knowledge. 

It will deliver a research training in urban design whilst also helping to build a unique and first-class portfolio of work in which the student, rather than syllabus, is the driving force.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Anthropology of the Built Environment 
  • Digital Infrastructure: Materiality, Information and Politics 
  • Spatial Cultures 
  • Architectural Phenomena 
  • E-merging Analysis and Design Project 
  • E-merging Design Research 
  • Space Syntax Methodology and Analytical Design 
  • Design as a Knowledge-Based Process 
  • Principles of Analytical Design 
  • Introduction to Urban Design Theory 
  • Social Dimensions for Sustainability 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline or a relevant Master's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12730 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,340
  • International: £11,860

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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