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Urban Strategies and Design

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
Duration
26300 GBP/year
13400 GBP/year
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About

Jointly delivered by The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, this programme in Urban Strategies and Design builds on the historic expertise and knowledge developed in both. It is taught by academic researchers with international research experience, links, and interests in a range of urban-related themes and geographical areas.

Overview

This wealth of knowledge and the use of contemporary teaching is integrated into the programme’s delivery. The Urban Strategies and Design programme from The University of Edinburgh encourages the adoption of a comprehensive approach to the delivery of socially sustainable urban transformation, from local-specific to global-regional interventions.

You will study the wide and diverse range of social, economic and political processes that influence the development of the contemporary urban environment. The programme also enables you to acquire the tools and skills to propose urban projects of diverse scales and specificities.

Students on the programme come from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds and work collaboratively to understand how urban strategies and urban design approaches respond to contemporary urban transformations. This analysis is framed not only from a western perspective but acknowledges that urban transformations in the urban North are increasingly interlinked with activities in the urban South. Course structure involves traditional lectures, seminars, excursions and other relevant group activities.

The city of Edinburgh offers a unique laboratory for exploration of current urban design issues. Its renaissance to ‘Geddesian’ planning history and more contemporary international planning pedagogy and consultancy links to urban institutions and bodies, particularly in the global South, provides a good platform from which to support student-led, location-based dissertations.

The programme seeks to address the gap between architecturally driven urban design and higher-level, spatial planning driven urban strategies and design, bringing together a range of approaches relevant to urban design that are currently being developed within professional and disciplinary practices, from engineering to human geography.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to consider local and international career opportunities, in disciplines such as architecture, planning, landscape architecture, urban planning strategies and development planning, in the formal, (public and private) voluntary, or international development sector. You may also go on to further academic research such as a PhD.

Programme Structure

  • You will study four compulsory courses at Heriot-Watt University, and one compulsory course and one option course at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Students who wish to write an Africa- or Latin America-focused dissertation, will choose an option such as Emergent Cities or Cultural Landscapes.
  • Following coursework completion, you will write your dissertation, on an urban themed topic of your choice.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
  • We don't require an architecture or urban design qualification, but expect you to demonstrate a broad interest in issues of urban design strategy planning and its relationship to issues at local, national and global level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees: 

  • Home - £6,700
  • International/EU - £13,150

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

 

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