This Urban Design and City Planning programme from University College London (UCL) has a unique focus on urban design as a creative planning tool and the interface between urban design and city planning.
It stresses the importance of planning as a positive and propositional force for good, and of urban design as a discipline within which the physical shaping of places is accompanied by an equal concern for their economic, social and environmental well-being.
The programme offers a comprehensive understanding and exposure to urban design theory and practice, with a particular emphasis on its interface with key dimensions of planning, real estate and sustainability.
It aims to help students develop an understanding of the quality and diversity of design products and plan-making processes, the ability to think in critical, creative and analytical ways across different dimensions of the city, and the capacity to engage with project work across scales and practice in the fields of urban design and city planning.
Careers and Employability
Graduate students from the Bartlett School of Planning have been very successful in gaining subsequent employment. There is growing demand for our Master's graduates from a wide range of both public and private employers. On completion of this programme the majority of graduates will work in either the public or private consultancy sectors. Some will continue in higher degree studies and research.
The Urban Design and City Planning MSc is an opportunity for students seeking to further their professional careers to specialise in urban design and, within that broad arena, to engage deeply with both the theoretical debates and practice methodologies, with particular research agendas of direct relevance to the future of their professional practice.
The MSc Urban Design and City Planning is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- City Planning
- Collaborative City Planning Strategies
- Critical Debates in Urban Design
- Design and Real Estate
- Sustainable Futures by Design
- Urban Design: Layout, Density and Typology
- Urban Design: Guidance, Incentive and Control
- Urban Design: Place Making
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 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.
DisciplinesArchitecture Design Urban Planning View 523 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
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- Preferably an upper second-class Bachelor's degree (or higher) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Where candidates fail to meet the standard requirement (i.e. they hold a degree of a lower classification), the department will take into account professional experience in planning or a related field when considering the application.
- Applicants who do not hold a good second-class degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning or a related field.
International29400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £8,250
- International: £14,700
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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