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Full time September MA 1 year full time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Geography (17)

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The MA Urban Design programme, offered jointly by the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Geography and Planning, is a dynamic course that equips students with the knowledge and skills to transform the field of urban design. This transdisciplinary programme embraces various fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and public policy, as well as politics, economics, sociology, and cultural studies. With a focus on critical thinking and creative practice, students learn from highly accomplished academic staff and leading practitioners. Through design studios, students develop practical proposals for real sites, addressing contemporary design and urbanism issues. Accredited by both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme offers a comprehensive and well-rounded education in urban design. For detailed entry requirements, please visit our website.

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Why study this course

Run in conjunction with the Welsh School of Architecture, this course enables students to learn by deploying design, theory, and development and design control practices, which inform urban design processes.

Our MA Urban Design programme is jointly delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Geography and Planning. The goal of this programme is to enable practitioners and scholars to transform the field of urban design through critical thinking and creative practice.

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Where will I study?

Where is Cardiff University


Student Profiles

Nia Blank (PhD in City and Regional Planning)

"I enjoyed the MSc Course, felt that it provided a thorough introduction to city and regional planning and, to my surprise, emerged with a distinction. I decided to stay in the School for my PhD because it is well respected and because it is both large and friendly and the staff have a wide diversity of interests and backgrounds."

Stevie Upton (Regeneration)

I was initially attracted to the School of City and Regional Planning because of its excellent research rating, but when I came to Cardiff I was struck by the high level of engagement between the academic staff and their students. So much so, in fact, that after completing my MSc I stayed on for a year as a researcher, and am now studying for a PhD in the School.

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