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Urban Design

University of British Columbia

11 months
Duration
35563 CAD/full
19144 CAD/full
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About

Urban design is the discipline of the design and management of our ever-changing cities driven by urbanization, global economics, and advancing technologies. The Master of Urban Design program at University of British Columbia is offered in an one-year curriculum with a central focus on urban design at all scales - from the regional district to the neighbourhood block. 

Overview

The post-professional course of study integrates design studios with courses in urban design history and theory, economics, and public policy. Within the intensive structure, there are opportunities to orchestrate personal interests in the discipline through selection of electives and research topics.  

The challenging Master of Urban Design program at University of British Columbia is founded on combining academia with the contemporary profession. Each year, the program explores an urban design theme through community partnerships with regional organizations. In the design studios, students collaborate with faculty, stakeholders, and professionals on real-world projects for possible future applications.

What makes the program unique?

Along with intimate student-ratios of 1:12 in studios and 1:24 in lectures, students are exposed to practicing professionals who developed the urban design successes in Vancouver. To see these achievements, students can attend weekly tours to places such as the Olympic Village, Granville Island, and Stanley Park. The urban design faculty and the affiliates work alongside students in their education and in potential collaborations for local sustainable urbanism projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Studio: Ecological Regional Design
  • History and Theory of Urban Design
  • Design Studio: Sustainable Neighbourhood Design
  • Urban Design as Public Policy: Policymaking for a Sustainable Region
  • Design Studio: Urban Block Design
  • Real Estate Economics: Development Feasibility and Financing.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35563 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35563 CAD for the full programme during 11 months.
  • National

    19144 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19144 CAD for the full programme during 11 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /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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