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
Course description 2017
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
of new forms of governance.
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.
- Theorising the City in the Global South
- Urban Development in the Global South
- Ideas and Practice in International Development
- Research Methods
- Urban Design in the Global South
- International Field Class
Examples of optional modules
- International Urban Development Consultancy Project
- Sustainable Development: a critical perspective
- Managing Cities: the Seoul case study
- Public Participation
- Regional Policy and Governance
1 year full-time
A good honours degree or equivalent qualification at undergraduate level and/or relevant practical experience.
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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