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Masters degrees in Urban Planning equip postgraduates with advanced knowledge and training in the processes of developing and maintaining the infrastructure of urban towns and cities.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as Architecture, Geography, or Planning.
Masters study in this field is often multidisciplinary, drawing on concepts from subjects such as social science, engineering, and architecture.
Typically, you will scrutinise the role of urban planning in modern society, exploring solutions to problems such as over-crowding and spatial planning. You will develop tools and techniques to present, model, and prototype your ideas using digital software and technological developments. Co-production and co-design of innovative planning models is also studied, in relation to local, regional, and national planning policy.
Careers may include roles in real estate development, strategic planning roles for governing bodies, private consultancy, landscape architecture, and service design. You may even opt to work for large organisations such as international agencies and charitable organisations.
If you’d prefer to undertake a career in academia, a Masters in in Urban Planning is also excellent preparation for a PhD.
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In an increasingly urbanised world, there is growing international demand for urban design graduates. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate in this rapidly expanding profession. Read more
In an increasingly urbanised world, there is growing international demand for urban design graduates. These courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate in this rapidly expanding profession. Read more
The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) (part time) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. Read more
The MSc Urban Planning (specialisation in Urban Design) programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. Read more
The MSc Urban Planning programme, offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Design at XJTLU, provides you with an international grounding in urban planning that is centred on the theme of urban regeneration. Read more
This MSc brings a cross-disciplinary focus to transport and urban planning which is unique, aiming to foster “smart solutions” to the current critical challenges of transitioning to sustainable travel behaviours and sustainable cities in the UK and internationally. Read more
Urbanization is a global phenomenon that determines the future of our societies. Most of the key challenges of contemporary societies are encountered and addressed in cities. Read more
The International Planning MSc provides a strong international and comparative focus on planning, urban theory and practice. The scope of the programme primarily encompasses Europe, North America, Australia, South Africa and the Far East, and increasingly China and South-East Asia. Read more
This professionally accredited postgraduate programme has been carefully designed as a 'fast-track' conversion course for graduates of any discipline who wish to make a career in planning or in related fields. Read more
The Urban Development Planning MSc explores planning theories and international practices in urban development policy, planning and management that address contemporary spatial, socio-economic and political transformations in cities of the Global South. Read more
The Inter-disciplinary Urban Design MRes is a faculty-wide one-year research degree designed to allow students to tailor their own learning to their background and future aspirations. Read more
Our world-ranked School of the Built Environment, is home to a range of dedicated postgraduate courses and research programmes that explore architecture, surveying and construction.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000