12 months
26600 GBP/year
16500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Urbanism degree from University College London (UCL) will equip you with the critical skills and specialist knowledge to operate as an urbanist in today's global environment, collaborating across sectors to tackle urgent challenges and shape fairer cities.


Cities are complex, diverse, and globally interconnected. To develop insights into global urban experiences and respond to contemporary challenges we need to collaborate and build knowledge across often very different locations, and to draw on multiple academic disciplines, professions and communities. 

The Global Urbanism MASc from University College London (UCL) is the first urban Master’s degree to cut radically across arts, humanities, social sciences and technology studies, giving you the opportunity to specialise in urbanism as a challenge-driven and practice-oriented transdisciplinary field.  

Drawing from the distinctive breadth of UCL’s urban expertise, the programme will equip you with state-of-the-art knowledge of urbanism – a term that embraces the social and cultural life of cities, and the numerous approaches and practices which set out to understand and shape urban futures. You will graduate with the ability to draw from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, conceptual frameworks, methods, and practices. You will have the tools to engage across diverse cities and lead in a variety of roles in urban policy, research, and practice. 

The MASc offers a choice of two pathways, Global Studio or London Studio. In addition to a shared core curriculum, each pathway offers you the opportunity to build your critical understandings of global urbanism, specialising either in the highly globalised urban context of London, or in a selected international partner city. You will learn in a collaborative and experimental research setting, engaging with your environs and the university’s local and international partners.   

The foundation of your career

Based on alumni data from related programmes linked to the Urban Laboratory, graduates have gone on to lead in careers such as municipal and local government, the built environment professions, urban political organisations, art consultancies, financial services, social enterprise companies, cultural and heritage institutions, community development organisations and think-tanks; as well as pursuing doctoral research in a wide range of prestigious higher education institutions internationally.  

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • London: Aspects of Change  
  • Civic Design  
  • Wellbeing and the Community 
  • Food, Communities and the Environment 
  • Exploring Power, Inclusion and Exclusion with Local Communities 
  • Academic and Interdisciplinary Communication: Thinking Disruption 
  • Protecting and Managing Creative Content 
  • Collaborative Challenge 
  • Find and Design Your Future 
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 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 from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Full time:

  • UK: £16,500
  • Overseas: £26,600

Part time:

  • UK: £8,250
  • Overseas: £13,300

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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