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MSc Urban Design

Course Description

This programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. It is taught across the Departments of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design to ensure that you receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of urban form.

The programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds, rather it is relevant for all interested in understanding the nature and production of space. Staff teaching on the programme offer varied perspectives both in terms of disciplinary approaches and spatial understandings.

Part-time study option also available.

Visit the MSc Urban Design page on the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Holly Riddington

2854.jpg “I have always been interested in the built environment and urban planning but didn’t ever pursue this topic. I began working in Shanghai after graduating from in creative marketing and eventually came to know XJTLU and the MSc Urban Planning. Studying at XJTLU means a degree from the highly reputable University of Liverpool and I was extremely excited to start. My progression has led me towards urban design and I will be fully prepared to begin working in the industry on completion next year.”


Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

50% ScholarshipXJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants will be considered for this scholarship based on academic merit.
Note: There are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes.

The University of Liverpool discount If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20% of the tuition fee.

Corporate and Association Discounts

We are pleased to offer corporate and business/professional association discounts for managers

• For 2 or more managers from the same company or organisation for the same start date: 10% company discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer • For managers working for a company or organisation that is a paid-up member of an approved professional or industry association: 10% association discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer and/or the association
To sign up for the corporate or association discount or to enquire whether an association has already been approved by the University please contact [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off the tuition fee


All applicants for full-time programmes will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.

Application Procedure

For any enquiries regarding scholarships please contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field, such as: Urban Planning and Design, Architecture, Geography, Economics, Management, Environmental Science, Social and Public Policy.

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