This course allows you to develop a broader critical understanding of the urban built environment. It is highly flexible, allowing you to choose from a wide variety of modules to suit your skills and interests.
The course combines taught and research elements, and offers a particularly wide range of choices for specialisation, drawing on the wide variety of postgraduate modules available within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.
There are only two compulsory modules on the course, giving you the flexibility to choose from a wide range of modules to suit your needs and interests. The opportunity to take modules with a very broad international theme makes this course extremely attractive to international students, offering the chance to express your learning in relation to your own country.
The course focuses on the more theoretical elements of planning and architecture but also offers some opportunity to undertake a small amount of design studio work.
This MA provides a grounding for students considering a PhD in architecture, planning or landscape, or those who wish to add a range of planning skills to an existing professional qualification in another discipline. It is relevant for anyone wishing to work in urban redevelopment or regeneration. It enhances the understanding and skills of those who are currently professional Urban Designers, Planners or Architects.
To be eligible to apply for an Excellence Award you must meet the following criteria: Be a Home/EU student Hold an offer to study one of the Full Time programmes listed below starting in Sept 2012 Have a 2:1 or above at UG level Be self funding*Conditional offer holders may be selected for an award subject to meeting the requirements of their offer. Please note this offer is not available in conjunction with any other awards or scholarship scheme.
A 2:2 honours degree. International students must have a qualification equal to a 2:1 honours degree.Your degree must be in a related discipline, such as: geography, sociology, architecture, planning, history or economics.You will also be considered if you have non-standard qualifications and you can demonstrate significant related experience. To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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