We see design as a field of research, knowledge and practice that shapes urban environments, responds to urban problems, and integrates social, spatial and physical approaches to the city. This ground-breaking programme was launched in 1998. It supports the development of interdisciplinary professionals who can work across professional divides to have a positive impact on cities as both social and built environments.
This innovative, interdisciplinary City Design and Social Science programme offered by London School of Economics and Political Science sets the complex challenges of city design and development in their social, economic, environmental and political contexts. It is unique as a studio-based master’s with a strong orientation to practice. The programme attracts students from different academic and professional backgrounds, reflecting the range of skills involved in urban policy, design and development today. Each year, around 40 per cent of our student intake comes from architecture, urban design, planning or engineering, with around 60 per cent coming from backgrounds in social, economic and management science, law, humanities and the natural sciences.
You will leave the programme with a well-rounded set of research, analytical and practical skills for the design, development and implementation of urban projects across the public, private and community sectors, and the ability to work creatively and effectively across disciplinary boundaries.
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- City Design: Research Studio
- Cities by Design
- City-making: the Politics of Urban Form
- Urban Social Theory
- Independent Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArchitecture Design Sociology View 274 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
- Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent professional qualifications or experience in any relevant field of architecture, urban design, planning, engineering, social science, law and humanities, management, mathematics, statistics or natural science.
International30960 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30960 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA30360 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30360 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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