Urban Design at University College Dublin seeks to develop and improve the student’s range of theoretical, research and practical skills in Urban Design. The Course has a strong international outlook, focusing on emerging and developing theory, best practice, and Case Studies in Europe, the US and the UK.
The aim of the The Urban Design course at University College Dublin is to provide a high quality learning environment and an academic structure for research and development of ideas – a methodological framework which could inform and improve the decisions of practice. The programme is also intended to act as an introductory vehicle for those wishing to pursue further research at PhD level.
Difference between MSc. Urban Design and M.Arch.Sc. (Urban Design) Programmes
The principal difference between the MSc. Urban Design (Research) programme and the M.Arch.Sc (Urban Design) (Taught) programme is the scope and ambition of the thesis requirement. The thesis for the MSc. Urban Design degree must contain research warranting the award of 60 credits. The MSc. Urban Design programme requires four semesters full-time attendance for completion. The thesis content of the MSc. Urban Design programme is spread over semesters two, three and four.
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- To provide a solid base in urban design theory
- To provide a comprehensive knowledge of current practice and techniques
- To provide a robust set of practical urban design skills, and
- To develop the body of research in urban design in Ireland.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
DisciplinesIndustrial Design Design View 20 other Masters in Design in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The MSc Urban Design at UCD is designed for professionals who demonstrate appropriate related experience, and/or knowledge of a specific research area in urban design or urbanism.
- The Programme is open to graduates of Architecture, Planning and other professions, such as Landscape Architecture and Engineering, with suitable academic qualifications.
- Candidates will normally submit appropriate selected previously published or completed work at applications stage.
- Candidates for the Degree must obtain the permission of the Faculty before entering on the course.
- A candidate who is a holder of the Degree of Bachelor of Architecture, or of an equivalent qualification in Architecture or a degree in a related discipline,
International14135 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14135 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7350 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7350 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dublin
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