MA Cities and Global Development
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences
Planning and investing in the spaces where we live and work has never been so important. An accredited MA from one of the UK's top planning schools can help you make a positive impact.
About the course
|September 2018 start||
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute
The largest and fastest-growing cities in the world are in low and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This new course explores the urban development and planning challenges faced by governments and people in these regions and provides you with the analytical and practical tools to address them.
The MA uses cutting-edge theories in both urban and development studies to engage with changes in the global south, including: the globalisation of production and consumption, rapid urbanisation, environmental change, and the spread
Optional modules include a team-based student consultancy project for an external client in the field of international urban development. There’s also a field class in the global south.
The course is suitable for recent graduates and those with professional experience.
It’s excellent preparation for careers (or further research) in international development, urban governance, planning and environmental policy focused on the global south.
This course is full-time only.
Field trip costs for the MA Cities and Global Development course are not included in the course fees and usually amount to £700-800 for flights, a week's accommodation, airport transfers and insurance.
Examples of optional modules
1 year full-time
For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience).
You’re welcome to apply with a 2:2 degree, although we would normally expect to see evidence of work experience or other relevant activity
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 for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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