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.
Advance your career
Our graduates are architects, project managers, urban designers and client advisers.
Employers include the Olympic Park Legacy Company, Hawkins Brown, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and URBED (Urbanism, Environment and Design) Ltd. With a post-qualification degree, you could move on to a senior position or further academic research and teaching.
Learn from experts
You’ll be joining one of the largest and most diverse groups of full-time architecture academics in the country. Our staff come from the arts, physical and social sciences, and engineering. This connects our research to other disciplines and stimulates debate about the future of architecture.
Our international research projects shape policy and address public and professional needs. We integrate those projects with our teaching on courses that will develop your core skills. You’ll be encouraged to provide social and environmental solutions to the challenges of our time.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks us fourth in the UK.
Explore your ideas
You’ll have access to a lot of specialist facilities. Our media unit has a range of audio-visual and environmental equipment including artificial sky for daylight simulation, a thermal imaging camera and a mixed reality imaging suite. We have our own photography studio, reprographics unit and 3D printers. There are design studios, research rooms and computer labs.
Our teaching is more than lectures and seminars. Our student-led design projects help you learn by doing. You’ll discover the benefits of socially engaged design and collaborative working.
Urban Design Project I
Urban Design Project II
Urban Design Thesis Project
Participation in Architecture and Urban Design
History and Theory of Urban Design
Trajectories on Urban Design Practice
Urban Design Tools and Methods.
Examples of optional modules
Reflections of Architectural Education
Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis
Parametric Architectural Geometry
Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis
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.
MA Urban Design
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