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About

These Urban Design degree offered at the University of Westminster will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate in this rapidly expanding profession. Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities. 

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Overview

In an increasingly urbanised world, there is growing international demand for urban design graduates. The pace of urban change, and the challenge of making cities efficient, sustainable and meaningful, demands creative solutions to design and management. 

The Urban Design degree at the University of Westminster provides a coherent approach to issues that face our cities, combining structured academic study with live design projects, allowing you to develop practical skills, a theoretical understanding and an informed approach to sustainable urban development.

The course places a strong emphasis on design, practical outputs and a multidisciplinary approach. While focusing on UK examples, the lessons from the courses are applicable to a wide range of international and economic contexts. This flexible and student-centred approach is highly valued by former graduates and their employers. 

The course is delivered by staff with many years' experience in practice, education, training, research, and consultancy in the UK and overseas. Outputs from the course combine into a portfolio demonstrating your ability to deal with the complexities of urban design in a practical and informed manner.

Career Path 

Graduates of this course typically find employment as urban designers in private consultancy or local authorities. Many find the course useful when developing careers in architecture, planning or landscape architecture.

Accreditation

The course gives full RTPI accreditation when combined with an RTPI-accredited spatial planning course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Dynamic City: Urban Design and Planning in Context
  • Urban Form and Growth
  • Urban Design and Development Process
  • Urban Design Project
  • Place and Experience in Design of Urban Spaces
  • Urban Design Field Trip

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in architecture, landscape architecture, town planning or another related discipline, together with practical or professional experience in their own field or in urban design. 
  • Applicants are required to submit a portfolio.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time: UK tuition fee: £1540 International tuition fee: £2,400

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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