MA Urban Design
School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are one of the UK's top architecture schools. You’ll enjoy the freedom to express yourself and develop the skills you need for your career.
About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
Urban design professionals are in demand.
We can help you develop design skills that will relate to a broader social, environmental and economic context, linking individual architectural projects and overall planning strategies.
From the outset, you'll work with communities on real design projects. In the studio, you'll be encouraged to experiment and develop your own ideas with expert support from your tutors.
You'll learn how to manage urban design projects, how to write a brief and how to evaluate it. The experience will also sharpen your communication skills as you learn how to present your ideas, visually and verbally, for different audiences.
The course produces ambitious, creative graduates who understand urban design in its social, political and economic contexts. They're self-motivated, highly effective project leaders with a comprehensive knowledge of their specialism.
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
Urban design professionals are in demand. We can help you develop design skills that will relate to a broader social, environmental and economic context, linking individual architectural projects and overall planning strategies.
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
Studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials, block seminars, workshops and traditional lecture modules.
You’ll be assessed on course assignments and examinations, design thesis and a dissertation.
You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture and town planning. We’d also like to see your presentation portfolio.
Your degree doesn’t have to be design based. If you have a lot of professional design experience we’ll consider your application.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply using the School of Architecture's online form.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.